Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Event Details

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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


Student RSVP

The Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies are for graduates from the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters. All Summer and Fall 2019 graduates should attend the Fall commencement ceremonies. The Spring ceremonies are for Spring graduates only.

Registration will begin on mid-October.  Please email commencement@uic.edu for assistance.


Guest tickets will only be available for graduates who have registered for the ceremonies by the deadline.  Undergraduates will receive 5 guest tickets.

Graduates can request up to 8 tickets.

Tickets are not guaranteed for graduates who miss the registration deadline.


Caps and Gowns

Regalia will be available to pre pre-order beginning in September.  Regalia may also be purchased in the UIC Bookstore beginning in early December.  Specific dates will be published here when they become available. The UIC Bookstore is located in Student Center East at 750 S. Halsted.


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 Carol Davis at cdavis@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.

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