Commencement Information for Students

Rush University’s 49th Commencement


Rush University will be hosting a virtual commencement for the class of 2021. 

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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.

All students, regardless of participation in virtual commencement, will receive regalia and a diploma cover via mail. 

You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions, or submit your questions or concerns regarding Commencement to