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Commencement 2019

Commencement is the recognition of the academic achievements and lasting contributions made to Dunwoody by the graduating classes. You are invited to celebrate one of life’s most significant milestones with classmates, family, and friends who have supported you on your journey.

Student Information

6 p.m. – Graduate check-in, Room 103

NOTE: Students arriving later may be unable to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

No facilities are available for storing personal items. Please leave items with you guests. Neither the venue nor Dunwoody is responsible for items left unattended.

Guest Information

6 p.m. – The doors to the Main Auditorium open. Tickets are not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directions and special accommodation information can be found by visiting the Minneapolis Convention Center website.

Cameras: Guests are welcome to bring cameras to Commencement, but should only take pictures from their seats.

Allowable Items: Cell phones must be silenced or turned off. No banners, signs, balloons, noisemakers, or any other items that block the view of guests may be carried into the auditorium.


Livestream: A live broadcast of this Commencement ceremony is available at

Social Media: graduation-themed filters/frames will be available for Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat at the Convention Center the night of Commencement as well as on campus the night before for the Graduate Reception. Show your friends and family how you’re #BornToDo!

Ceremony Announcements: Order announcements to invite guests

Photos: Professional photos will be taken during the ceremony. Proofs can be viewed and photos ordered via the GradImages website. GradImages will also send proofs to your personal email.

Diploma Mailing: Diplomas will be mailed 4-6 weeks after degrees have been conferred

Transcript Requests: Order an official transcript

Hotels: Due to the Convention Center’s central location, there are hotel options to fit a variety of preferences and price points. Dunwoody has special rates with:

  • Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Downtown: 10% discount. Use rate code 70061 (rate based on hotel availability)
  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: for a discounted university rate use corporate ID #89295 when booking your stay

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