Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly known as the UIC Pavilion)
Doors to the Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly known as the UIC Pavilion) will open to guests one hour prior to the beginning of the ceremony for the convenience of relatives and guests. Guests should be instructed to enter the main entrance of the Credit Union 1 Arena at the southwest corner of the building.
Please note: all bags will be subject to search and all graduates and guests will enter through a metal detector.
Graduates or guests with special needs should contact the Credit Union 1 Arena at 312-413-5700 prior to the day of the College Commencement to arrange for a seat location and assistance to enable them to participate in the ceremony. Special needs/hearing- impaired guests may obtain seating assistance by going to the Guest Services entrance just east of the main entrance (on Harrison St.). All ceremonies are live captioned on screen and on the web for the benefit of students and guests who are hearing impaired.
All other guest seating is general admission, no assigned seats.
Photos may be taken on campus before or after the ceremony. Please inform your guests that no photographers will be permitted on the floor of the Credit Union 1 Arena during the ceremony. Guests will not be allowed to go onto the floor to present flowers or otherwise interrupt the proceedings.
The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted in the Credit Union 1 Arena, nor will articles or materials that may endanger or distract others. Individuals possessing such articles, materials or beverages will be required to discard them before being permitted to enter the Credit Union 1 Arena. We ask that everyone respect the speakers and the dignity of the ceremony by refraining from cell phone and pager use during the event. Individuals in violation of these policies or whose conduct is disruptive or harmful to others may be removed from the College Commencement ceremony.