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UIC Commencement

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UIC Commencement welcomes you!

Graduation is a celebration - a celebration of an ending and a beginning. It is a time to commemorate academic achievements and friendships built while at UIC.


UIC Pavilion

Doors to 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 UIC Pavilion at the southwest corner of the building.

Please note: all large bags will be subject to search.

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 UIC Pavilion during the procession or the ceremony. Guests will not be allowed to go onto the floor to present flowers or otherwise interrupt the proceedings. A professional photographer will be available to take formal photos, for purchase, in the UIC Bookstore. The dates that the photographer will be scheduled in the UIC Bookstore will be posted to this site once they are determined.

Graduates with special needs should contact the UIC Pavilion 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.). A sign language interpreter will be present on the stage for the benefit of students and guests who are hearing impaired.

The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted in the UIC Pavilion, 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 UIC Pavilion. 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.

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