The Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held virtually on May 7 and 8. There will additionally be an in-person graduation experience for those who wish to participate.
All Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 graduates and all Spring 2021 graduates are invited to attend the in-person experiences.
Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
Each college will have their own virtual commencement ceremony. All colleges except the college of Medicine will have prerecorded ceremonies that will premier at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 8, and can be viewed any time after that.
The College of Medicine will have a live webcast ceremony at 2:00pm on Friday, May 7 at 2:00pm.
Links to all ceremonies will be on this website.
All graduates are encouraged to submit a photo and personal message to include on your graduation slide for the virtual ceremonies. The link to create your slide will be sent on Friday, April 2. The slides will also be used at the in-person graduation experiences.
In-Person Graduation Experiences
While not a traditional ceremony, these gatherings will allow you the experience of crossing the stage as your name is announced to be congratulated by UIC leadership and have a professional photograph taken.
We invite you to bring two guests to enjoy the experience live with you, and it will be webcast for other family and friends to enjoy. Participants will be grouped into 15-minute time slots. Registration is required via the Marching Order platform.
These experiences will be held May 7 – 9 at the UIC Dorin Forum located at 725 West Roosevelt. Registration is required. The link to register will be sent on Friday, April 2.
The slides used for the Marching Order for your virtual ceremony will also be used at your in-person graduation experience.
Doctoral graduates are allowed to bring a family member on stage to hood them.
Faculty are welcome to attend.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all graduates and guests to gain access to the facility. Graduates may temporarily remove their masks for a photo.
Registration will be open from April 2 – April 20.
The registration link will be sent to your UIC email address on April 2.
2020 Graduates: If you no longer have access to your university e-mail, please register to have your UIC e-mail forwarded to an e-mail address of your choice. For more information on this free service please visit go.uic.edu/emailforwardingfaqs. Forwarding your UIC email will ensure you receive the most up-to-date information.