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Undergraduate Commencement


Friday, May 12, 2023
8:00 a.m.
Alumni Stadium

University-Wide Commencement Exercises

Keynote Address: Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester 

Ticketing information 

All guests must present a Guest Admit Ticket for scanning in order to be admitted into a commencement ceremony regardless of age (this includes infants & children). Students participating in the Commencement ceremony can access 5 guest tickets electronically via the Marching Order website. 

The ticket number is based on the legal maximum capacity of the facility, the number of graduating candidates, and the Delaware State University Police Department’s recommendation. Commencement tickets are not for sale. Tickets should not be sold by any DSU student or DSU official. Students are encouraged to contact other graduates who may not use their full allotment of tickets. DSU is not responsible for facilitating this exchange.

Remember that anyone can watch the Commencement ceremony on their mobile device or computer with live streaming. The link will be located on Delaware State University’s website.

Commencement will be broadcast live on screens in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center as an alternative viewing site. Guest tickets are required to access this location.

Important dates for undergraduate events

Immediately Complete the application for graduation Office of Records and Registration

Before Wednesday,

March 15, 2023

Order Cap and Gown (regalia) BEFORE March 15th deadline

Honor cords will be distributed by the Office of Records and Registration.

Please contact the book store to order regalia. 

Online Only
March 27- 31, 2023

GRADUATE PHOTOS | Visit ouryear.com (code: 721) to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-Our-Year

Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday, 12 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday/Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr.,

Student Center (MLKSC)

1st Floor TV Lounge

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. 

Join link:


Webinar number:

2310 759 3230

Webinar password:

hornets (4676387 from phones)

EH Theater 
Friday, April 7, 2023 Deadline to apply for the Presidential Leadership Award  
Monday, April 17, 2023 Deadline to register for Commencement on the Marching Order website.  
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EH Theater
Friday, April 28, 2023 Reading Day  
May 1-5, 2023 Finals Week  Campus- Wide
May 2-5, 2023 Honor Cords: Pick up times sent to eligible students via email. Admin Building Room 133
 Friday, May 5, 2023

Residence Hall Close: Seniors requesting to extend their stay in residence halls should email housing [at] desu.edu two weeks prior to graduation requesting an extension. All seniors must vacate completely the Monday following graduation by 5 p.m.

All Residence Halls
Monday, May 8, 2023 Honor Cords: Pick up times sent to eligible students via email. Admin Building Room 133
Thursday, May 11, 2023 Honor Cords: Pick up times sent to eligible students via email. Admin Building Room 133

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Mandatory Rehearsal | 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Stadium
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Senior Send Off immediately following rehearsal. | 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Alumni House
Friday, May 12, 2023


Undergraduates - Report to Wellness and Recreation Center. 

COMMENCEMENT | 8:00 a.m.

Alumni Stadium