Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Spring 2021 Commencement


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.

Click HERE to view the virtual ceremonies.


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 three 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 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.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR GRAD PASS LISTING THE DATE AND TIME OF YOUR SCHEDULED EXPERIENCE.  You are encouraged to use your mobile device, but printouts will also be accepted.

You are allowed to bring 3 guests with you.  Guests do not require tickets, but they must enter with you.  Infants under 1 year do not count as guests.

Parking will be available in Lot 5, 6, and the Halsted Street Parking Structure.  Accessible parking is available in Lot 14. Please note that Lot 14 is a pay to park lot, so individuals not displaying the hangtag will be asked to pay for their time in the lot.  This lot will be free only to those who do have a handicap hangtag.