WINTER WEATHER UPDATE We look forward to welcoming you to Washington, DC and our Winter Commencement. Please travel safely and be sure to check weather along your travel route. We anticipate the Commencement Ceremonies will go on as scheduled on Saturday, March 7th. See you in DC!

The commencement ceremony is a profound rite of passage. We invite you, your friends, and your family to celebrate your graduation at one of our commencement ceremonies.


Commencement Ceremonies

9 a.m. EST

School of Education

12:00 noon EST

School of Business and Technology

2:30 p.m. EST

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

5:00 p.m. EST

School of Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Public Service Leadership

Commencement activities will take place on Friday, March 6 and Commencement Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, March 7. All commencement activities and ceremonies will be held at the Washington, D.C. Hilton Hotel.

Please click here for a complete schedule of the weekend's activities

Travel Information

Hotel Reservations:

Washington, D.C. Hilton
Capella University is pleased to offer a special group rate at the Washington D.C. Hilton of $149.00 plus tax for Single or Double occupancy. The current District of Columbia sales tax is 10% and the Hotel Occupancy tax is 14.5% In order to take advantage of this special rate, you must book your hotel room before January 31, 2015. Use this special link to book via the web, or mention Capella University when booking via telephone.

Washington, D.C. Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

Delta Air Lines Code

Capella University's partner in the skies, Delta Air Lines, offers a discount for the upcoming Capella Commencement, for U.S./Canada originating passengers using the Published Fare. Please note that the discount code will only work for verified dates of travel surrounding the official Capella commencement event. The discount may not be applicable to all fares.

Reservations and ticketing is available via www.delta.com or by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a direct ticketing charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter the Meeting ID NMKGU

Car Rentals

Please reference AWD#J991532 when placing your reservation at 1-800-331-1600 or www.avis.com


Family and friends who can't attend in person can participate by watching the event live at: www.capella.edu/watchcommencement.

Ceremony Ticket Information

Capella University wants to provide each guest an equal opportunity to celebrate their graduate's accomplishments. Each guest must have a ticket to attend a commencement ceremony. Each graduate will receive up to 4 guest tickets upon check in, at the registration desk.

If you require additional tickets, please complete this form. You will receive an email from the box office regarding your request. Guests can also watch the ceremony from the overflow area.

General seating for the commencement ceremony begins 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start. All guests should plan to be seated at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the commencement ceremony. Late seating is at the discretion of the ushers. Guests requiring special services such as disability seating are asked to arrive 60 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Please prearrange special seating by emailing Commencement.

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2015 SUMMER Commencement

The Summer Commencement ceremonies will take place in Minneapolis, MN on Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15, 2015. Please check back for details beginning April 2015.