Click below to have quick access to commencement resources such as the Commencement
Guide, Requirments for graduation and more.
Students, find all the information you need on requirements for graduation, critical
dates and deadlines, graduation policies and procedures, class rings, procession instructions
and much more.
The University is proud to announce that multi-talented superstar Janelle Monáe will
deliver this year’s commencement address. Monáe (Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Records/Atlantic)
is a multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, performer, actor, producer and CoverGirl
spokesperson known for her unique style and groundbreaking sound.
A visionary pastor and teacher representing a new generation of leaders, Rev. Courtney
Clayton Jenkins serves as the Senior Pastor and Teacher of South Euclid United Church
of Christ (formerly Euclid Avenue Congregational Church).
Key Points on Baccalaureate and Commencement from the University Marshal
Two students will be recognized during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13
as the top graduates in Dillard University’s Class of 2017. Valedictorians Aaliyah Cummings and Oluseun Joaquim each earned a 4.0 grade point average.