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College of Medicine

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

260 S. Broad Street

Commencement will be held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia at 9 a.m. on May 16. Graduating students should report by 8 a.m. to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, located on the first floor, directly inside the Broad Street entrance. Commencement will last approximately two hours. All graduates will be individually recognized.

Register to Participate

OSA Commencement Application
M.D. graduates will receive tickets along with your academic regalia on Wednesday, May 14.
BGS Commencement Application
ProfStudies Commencement Application
Biomedical & OPSHS graduates’ tickets will be distributed by the respective administrative office.

If You Are Not Attending Commencement

In the application for graduation, students indicated whether or not they would be attending Commencement ceremonies. If your response has changed and/or you are not going to attend the Commencement ceremony, you must inform us in writing. M.D. and Biomedical students should write to the Office of the University Registrar, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2900 Queen Lane , Philadelphia, PA 19129 or e-mail Professional Studies in the Health Sciences students should contact Christy Oldham at or by phone 215-762-1449.


Walkthrough is a term used to designate students who have not completed all of their degree requirements by the date of the spring Commencement but are still eligible to march in the Commencement ceremony. This special category includes students enrolled in programs normally scheduled for completion during the summer following Commencement and those who have successfully completed a defense of their thesis or dissertation and are committed to making any minor revisions necessary by the end of the summer.

Other students with some remaining course work, clinical training or perceived special circumstances must obtain the approval of their respective program directors in order to participate in the ceremony. In all instances, students should check with their program to receive authorization.

Diplomas are conferred in August, December, March (MFS only) and May. Students completing all academic requirements by the end of the summer will have their degree conferred and distributed in August 2014.

For more information about walkthrough status, contact your program and/or refer to your student handbook.

Commencement Photos

At Commencement, Chappell Graduation Images will take your photograph as you receive your diploma. In two to six weeks, you will receive a proof copy of this photograph and at that time you will have an opportunity to order enlargements and duplicates. Please note: You are under no obligation to take advantage of this service.