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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.
  • 1:00pm-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 – Guests are seated and procession begins of graduates from Veil Chapel to Alice Millar Chapel.
  • 2:01pm – Welcome address by Dr. Kimberly Pusateri.
  • 2:10pm – Message from Dean E. Patrick Johnson (recorded video).
  • 2:14pm – Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s Keynote remarks (recorded video).
  • 2:30pm – Dr. Pusateri presents the students for their degrees.
      • Names will be read by Dr. Liss in alphabetical order by last name according to the program
      • Directions:
        • The row of graduates will stand, follow Monica to the stage left. Graduates will walk down the stairs and wait for their name to be called.
        • When your name is called, you will walk across the stage, take a diploma cover from the table, say thank you’s for up to 20 seconds into the free-standing microphone (thank you’s must be appropriate!). You will then pose for a photo with the diploma cover and will walk stage right off back to your original seat.
  • 2:55pm  – Dr. Pusateri’s closing remarks

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.  The Illinois Department of Public Health and Northwestern require community members to wear masks indoors and at large outdoor gatherings or events.  Masks must be worn for the entire duration of the event.  All graduates and guests must also monitor symptoms and avoid campus if you are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms.  Testing will not be required, but it is strongly encouraged and offered to graduates participating in graduation ceremonies. If you have any questions about testing, please email

  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the check in tables
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!