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Drake University to host fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17

December 15, 2016

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of 262 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester.

Drake's 141st commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in The Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. Approximately 200 of the 262 degree recipients are expected to attend.

The ceremony will include remarks by Drake alumnus Joseph Jones, executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, and graduating senior Veronica Jandura of Antioch, Ill., who will receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Drake University will stream the ceremony live online at More information for participants and attendees is available online. Free parking is available anywhere in any campus lot during the ceremony; for more information, and directions to campus, visit this link.

The fall 2016 graduates join a network of more than 75,000 Drake alumni around the world.