It’s Time to Graduate!
Saturday, June 25, 2016
To view photos of the 2014 commencement, please visit this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54241265@N02/sets/
Chicago Symphony Center – Orchestra Hall
220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Graduates should meet at Chicago Symphony Center and report to the Buntrock Ballroom by 9:15 a.m. to line-up for the processional.
Caps & Gowns
Graduates are responsible for ordering their regalia (cap & gown) to wear for the commencement ceremony. Information forthcoming.
Announcements, Invitations and Acknowledgement Cards
Graduates may order graduation announcements and invitations directly through Herff Jones. Please visit www.collegegrad.herffjones.com.
*Graduates are encouraged to order items early, additional fees apply for rush delivery.
Graduates will receive a diploma cover during the ceremony. Official diplomas will be distributed after Commencement from the Registrar Office to those students that have successfully completed all degree requirements. This process takes a few months. Official and unofficial transcripts are available prior to receipt of the diploma. The transcript request forms can be accessed on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
Attire and Etiquette
Wearing the traditional academic cap & gown is required for the commencement ceremony.
Underneath the gown, it is recommended that men wear a shirt with a collar, dark pants, and dark shoes. Women may wear a blouse and skirt or pants, or dress, and dark shoes.
Each guest must have a ticket for entry. Accessible seating is available. Guest seating begins at 9:15 a.m. on the day of commencement.
Tickets for Commencement
The actual number of tickets available per graduate will depend upon the number of graduates participating in the ceremony. We expect to be able to provide up to five (5) tickets per graduate; please plan accordingly.
- All guests of the ceremony must have a ticket for entry.
- Tickets guarantee entry into the ceremony; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Please be aware that Commencement tickets are College property and the sale and/or copying of Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited.
PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in participating in 2016 Commencement must have completed all degree requirements by Summer 2016 as outlined in the Academic Catalog. If you have any questions please reference the catalog or speak with your academic advisor.