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2022 Commencement

Congratulations to the Master of Health Communication
Class of 2022

Key Details:
  • Date and Time: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 2:00pm CST
  • Location: Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL

All graduates should arrive between 12:45pm – 1:15pm CST at the Vail Chapel. We will line graduates up according to last name at 1:20pm CST.

Guests of graduates should arrive before 1:45pm CST and be seated in Alice Millar Chapel.

Ceremony Agenda:
  • 12:45pm-1:15pm – All graduates should arrive in this timeframe at the Veil Chapel
  • 1:45pm – Guests of graduates should arrive and find seating in the Alice Millar Chapel
  • 1:50pm – Graduates are all lined up and ready to enter Alice Millar Chapel
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm:
    • Welcome address by Dr. Kimberly Pusateri
    • Message from Dr. Nathan Walter
    • Message from Dr. Jan Berger (Keynote)
    • Dr. Pusateri presents students for their degrees
    • Message from Kimberley Cornwell
    • Dr. Pusateri provides closing remarks
    • Graduates stay in Alice Millar Chapel for a professional group photo. Guests may exit the Alice Millar Chapel and follow signs to the reception in Parkes Hall.
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm – Reception with desserts and champagne in Parkes Hall (adjacent to Alice Millar Chapel)

Northwestern Parking

  • South Campus Parking Garage (adjacent to the Segal Visitor Center)
  • 1841 Campus Drive
  • $9.00
  • 5-minute walk to Alice Millar Chapel
  • NOTE: DO NOT PARKING IN THE OUTSIDE LOT ON EITHER LEVEL – parking regulations strictly enforced. Vehicles without appropriate parking stickers ARE ticketed.

City of Evanston parking garage (close to Alice Millar Chapel)

  • 525 Church Street
  • 4-minute walk to Alice Millar Chapel
  • 1-2 hours $3.00
  • 2-3 hours $5.00
  • 3-5 hours $6.00

City of Evanston Street Parking

  • Lakefront parking (1700-1800 Sheridan Road)
  • 2 hours or 4 hours parking limits – $2.00 or $3.00 per hour.
  • On street parking heavily monitored by Evanston parking enforcement.
  • The lakefront is about 5–7-minute walk to Alice Millar Chapel
COVID-19 Considerations:

All visitors to Northwestern’s campus must adhere to the University’s safety protocols, which are based on current public health guidelines. 

Questions and Concerns:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Monica Degenhardt at

Unable to Attend:

If an emergency arises and you are unable to attend, please contact Monica Degenhardt at

We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments on Friday, August 26, 2022!