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Spertus Institute's 2023 Graduation Ceremony

Spertus Institute's 2023 Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, May 7, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Live event is by invitation only. Graduates and guests, watch your email for details.

For those unable to join us in person, a live stream of the ceremony will be broadcast. Login information will be sent to registrants 48 hours before the event. Register for the live stream >

Graduation is a Time of Celebration!

Graduation is a time to celebrate Spertus Institute students as they mark the completion of their studies and become ambassadors, taking their newly acquired knowledge and skills to their own organizations and communities.

Spertus students are adult learners, whose lives outside Spertus are filled with important professional and family obligations. Thus, graduation is also a time for us to recognize the colleagues, friends, and loved ones who supported them from the sidelines.

This year we are proud to host graduates and guests for an in-person ceremony and reception, with a live stream to welcome graduates' family members and friends from around the world. 

We will be celebrating students receiving the degrees of:

  • Doctor of Science in Jewish Studies
  • Master of Arts in Jewish Studies
  • Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies
    Regional, North American, and Executive cohorts

Event Details 

Schedule (CT)

1:00 pm Sharp
Graduates arrive for gowning and photos

1:00-1:40 pm
Guests arrive to be checked in. No tickets required, just your name and the name of your graduate. Light refreshments on the landing outside the theater. 

1:40-1:55 pm
Theater doors open. Seating is general admission.

1:55 pm
Main theater doors close. Live steam begins. 

2:00 pm
Ceremony begins.

3:00 pm
Ceremony concludes and celebration begins, Crown Family Great Hall.

Discount parking is available for $10 at Grant Park South Garage, 325 S. Michigan Avenue. Tickets must be validated at the Spertus front desk to receive discounted rate. Good for up to 12 hours. 

Proof of current COVID-19 vaccination required. Masks are optional. 
Please read our Health & Safety policies > 

Spertus Institute's Center for Jewish Leadership is supported in part by a generous grant from the Crown Family. Spertus Institute is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.