Commencement 2023

We can’t wait to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates at Commencement 2023 on

May 12-13, 2023!🎓


This page will be updated throughout the semester. Graduates, keep an eye on your Drew email for important updates/reminders!

Commencement Schedule

Commencement 2023 will occur over two days, shared below. Each outdoor ceremony will be approximately two hours in length and will feature school- and area-specific programming. There will be no limit on the number of guests for each graduate.

Friday, May 12
Drew Theological School Ceremony, 10 a.m.
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Ceremony, 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 13
College of Liberal Arts Ceremony, 10 a.m.

Graduate Regalia

This year, Drew will be implementing a new sustainability effort by partnering with Herff Jones to offer their Renew Keeper gown. The Renew Keeper is eco-friendly, made of 100% recycled yarn that saves 29 plastic bottles from the the landfill and is fully recyclable after the event.

Order your cap and gown below!

Graduate Honors Cords

All graduate cords are coordinated and distributed by the faculty advisor(s) for each CLA honors society.

Please note that cords are not distributed for latin honors, as final GPAs are not available until after all Commencement events.

Questions about honors cords? Contact the Dean's Office at