2020 Winter Commencement

Schedule of Events

Winter 2020 Commencement Exercises are Dec. 19, 2020.

General Information

  • DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION: Oct. 15. Click here to apply to graduate.
  • Order your cap and gown through Jostens. Deadline: TBA. After this date, you must contact the Bookstore directly.
  • Pay your $35 graduation fee to Student Accounts. Deadline TBA.
  • Clear any outstanding restrictions with the Library, Athletics Office, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Bookstore, or Student Services

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Apply to Graduate by Oct. 15

Complete this quick application to graduate. It collects information about the name you want on your diploma, how many people are attending the ceremony, etc.

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Degree Candidates

For Winter 2020 Commencement

The degree candidates for Winter 2020 will be listed in the Fall.

Celebrate Your Graduate!


We have two locations for graduation ceremonies.

In winter, we conduct commencement exercises at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport.

In the spring, commencement exercises are conducted at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline.

Directions and Parking

Winter Commencement Ceremony
RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St., in downtown Davenport, Iowa, 563-326-8500

Parking is available at the RiverCenter parking ramp on Brady Street between 2nd and 3rd streets, under the Mid-American Energy building.

Parking is complimentary between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Graduation guests leaving the parking ramp after 3 p.m. will need to provide payment with one of the garage payment kiosks. On-street parking is free on weekends.

Spring Commencement Ceremony
TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, Ill., 309-764-2001

The TaxSlayer Center parking lot has 937 parking spaces, 43 handicapped spaces on-site, and 1,400 nearby off-site parking spaces. The MetroLINK parking ramp has 250 spots. Guests can access the arena concourse directly from that ramp via the skywalk. There is a drop-off lane in front of the building.

By Interstate 74 West (from Illinois):
Exit I-74 at Avenue of the Cities/19th Street. Continue on 19th Street to River Drive and turn left continuing to the TaxSlayer Center.  The TaxSlayer Center parking lot is on the far side of the facility.

By Interstate 74 East and River Drive (from Iowa):
Exit I-74 at River Drive, exit 1, turning left (west) at the foot of the ramp, and continuing to the TaxSlayer Center. The TaxSlayer Center parking lot is on the far side of the facility.

Ordering Photos, Flowers, and Diploma Frames

Order photos
St. Ambrose University contracts with GradImages to take photos of graduates as they receive their diploma and as they walk off the graduation stage.

Graduates can pre-register prior to the event and receive a coupon code for a 20% discount on an order of at least $50. After the ceremony, graduates will receive the photo proofs via text message, email, and postal mail.

If you do not receive your proofs or have any additional questions, contact GradImages Customer Service Department at 800- 261-2576, online at, or email

St. Ambrose does not receive photo proofs or order forms from GradImages.

Order flowers
Family and friends can purchase roses for graduates online. Roses will also be sold the morning before the commencement ceremony in the lobby of the RiverCenter. Pre-ordered flowers will be available for pickup in the RiverCenter.

Order St. Ambrose diploma frames
Frames for St. Ambrose University bachelor's and master's degree diplomas may be ordered through the St. Ambrose Campus Bookstore.

Frames for doctoral degrees may be ordered through Search for St. Ambrose University and select the option at the bottom of the page for "Frame Creator," which will allow you to customize the frame size.

Dimensions for St. Ambrose diplomas:
Bachelor's diplomas: 11 inches wide x 8-½ inches high
Master's diplomas: 11 inches wide x 8-½ inches high
Doctoral diplomas: 14 inches wide x 11 inches high

For the Media

Communications and Marketing Office, 563-333-6295

Graduate Information

Collecting Your Diploma

Please remember that diplomas will not be released until all restrictions have been cleared.

If you, or any of your guests, require special accommodations to attend the Commencement ceremony, please call Ryan Saddler at 563-333-6275.

If you have any questions about the events, call the Office of the Registrar at 563-333-6203, or send an email.


Bill McAleer, Associate Registrar

Office of the Registrar
Ambrose Hall, 1st floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Fax 563-333-6206

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