GradFest Information

All graduating students are encouraged to attend GradFest. GradFest is a student’s one-stop shop for taking care of commencement needs while celebrating their upcoming accomplishments! University representatives and outside vendors will be available to prepare you for graduation and commencement. A full list of participating vendors will be made available closer to the event date.

GradFest Dates & Times

  • GradFest for Fall 2018 graduates, as well as Spring 2019 & Summer 2019 graduates unable to attend the Spring events, will be held on Friday, November 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The Spring GradFest dates will be announced soon.

GradFest is the first step to making the day of Commencement as stress-free as possible. And, you’ll also have a little fun in the process!

  • Enjoy refreshments and the company of your fellow soon-to-be graduates.
  • Confirm you have been approved to graduate with Rush University departments.
  • Have a formal graduation portrait taken in regalia with the help of our vendors LifeTouch and Herff Jones!
  • Participate in a “thank you” montage that will be played at the Commencement ceremony.
  • Meet with vendors to order personalized announcements, class rings, diploma frames and more.
  • Door prizes, giveaway items, and much more!

For questions about this event, please email Office of Student Life & Engagement.

Unable to attend GradFest? That’s okay! Send any questions you may need answered to ru_commencement@rush.edu

Graduating students are invited to attend one or all of our GradFest sessions. Student IDs will be checked to ensure that participants are graduating students. 

A special thank you to the University Commencement GradFest Planning Committee Members!