2023 Commencement Ceremony The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies will host the 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. Central Time. Commencement Location We hope to host an in-person commencement ceremony, but that is yet to be determined. Graduate Participation Students eligible to participate in commencement will receive an email three weeks prior to the end of your final semester containing a commencement ceremony survey. The survey will ask you to indicate your planned participation in commencement activities. Diploma and Cover Diplomas are mailed by the registrar 60-90 days after the date of degree completion. Graduates who participate in the commencement ceremony will also receive a commemorative diploma cover. For more information, please email GraduateSchool@HazeldenBettyFord.edu, or call 1-866-613-6325.