Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Event Details

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Credit Union 1 Arena
525 S.Racine

Ceremonies For:
Applied Health Sciences, Architecture-Design and the Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, School of Public Health, Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Graduate Ceremony

9:00 AM

Undergraduate Ceremony

2:00 PM

Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location TBD

UIC John Marshall Law School Ceremony

3:00 PM



Student RSVP

The Fall 2020 commencement ceremonies are for graduates from the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. All Summer and Fall 2020 graduates should attend the Fall commencement ceremonies. The Spring ceremonies are for Spring graduates only.

Registration will begin in October.

Graduates from the UIC John Marshall Law School are not required to RSVP.


Tickets are only guaranteed for graduates who register by the deadline.  More information will be send via email and posted here in October.

Tickets are not required for the UIC John Marhsall Law School ceremony.


Caps and Gowns

Students are strongly encouraged to pre-order their regalia through Jostens prior to the deadline.  Information will be sent via email an posted here in September.  If a student misses the pre-order deadline, they can purchase regalia at the UIC Bookstore start. Please keep in mind that the price to purchase bundles in-store will cost $15 more than the pre-order pricing.


Seating will be assigned by college and major. Graduates will not process in. Your seating assignment will be printed on your name card. Please bring this with you to the ceremony. You are encouraged to come early to find your assigned seat.  Graduates will only walk across stage once.  If you have a double major, you will be seated in the department of your first major.

Information for Faculty

All faculty planning to participate in commencement must have appropriate academic attire.

Orders for regalia will begin in September.  The deadline to order regalia will be in late October.  Please watch your email for more information.  Specific dates will be published here once they are available.

For more information, contact Marilyn Jackson at muffin@uic.edu.

If you are planning to attend but have your own regalia, you do not need to RSVP. Plenty of seating will be available for faculty. Faculty should be backstage at least half an hour before the ceremonies and will be processed in and seated in the first rows of seating on the floor.  Faculty who are hooding doctoral students will be seated next to their graduates.

For more information, contact Nikki Andrae at nandra1@uic.edu.


GradImages® will be the official photographer at your event.

Your photos will be available to view and order by visiting our website at www.gradimages.com.

Enter Last Name, School Name and select Event Year from the dropdown menu.

For additional help, call our Customer Service Department at 800.261.2576 or email giservice@gradimages.net.

Official UIC photographers will also be on hand to document the festivities. These images can be found on the UIC photo database to view/order.

Additional Information

For any additional questions or assistance, please email commencement@uic.edu