Commencement Information for Faculty


Rush University’s 49th Commencement:


Rush University’s 49th Commencement will be a virtual commencement for the class of 2021 on May 1, 2021 at 2 PM CST.

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Here are some basic tips to help you navigate the virtual Commencement platform:

  • You can access the event website page any time prior to and during the event. Please consider bookmarking the link ahead of time.
  • Graduates, faculty, and all guests will be able to access and enjoy all ceremonies on the Commencement website.
  • Once the main stage ceremony concludes, each college will proceed with their own ceremony that includes the calling of each graduate name in that college. College website pages will be open to all so that you can attend any or all college ceremonies that you wish. 
  • To attend a college ceremony: on the commencement website, click on the image of the college seal to take you to that college’s event. Use the back button to return to the main Commencement page. Each ceremony has a chat window so that you can engage with faculty, students and guests through group chat. 
  • For an optimal viewing experience, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers. Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer are not supported. 
  • If there are any technical issues on the day of Commencement, please feel free to utilize our tech support by clicking on the black & white icon in the bottom, right-hand corner of your screen.

Commencement will celebrate all graduates and recognize their academic achievements in a virtual format in a memorable and safe way.

Students and faculty can find out how to participate in Commencement by visiting the Information for Students and Commencement Information for Faculty pages below. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

We look forward to sharing the final virtual platform with graduates, their friends and family, faculty, and the whole community on May 1, 2021.