LAS Commencement Instructions for Students
**Please read all instructions thoroughly**
Undergraduate, Masters', and Doctoral students planning to participate in 2014 LAS Commencement must complete the Attendance Reservation Form when it is available. If you do not complete this form, you will not be permitted to walk in the Commencement ceremony or obtain tickets for guests. Participants may request up to 4 tickets for guests.
The Attendance Reservation Form is NOT yet available.
Caps and Gowns
Academic attire must be purchased through the UIC Bookstore. Cap and gowns cannot be purchased the day of graduation. Only those with correct academic attire are permitted to participate. Tassels are to be worn to the front-right of the cap prior to the ceremony. When degrees are conferred, graduates will be instructed to switch them to the left-side. If you are receiving a Bachelor of Science, your tassel will be gold. If you are receiving a Bachelor of Arts, your tassel will be white.
Alumni Association Exit Survey
In order to be eligible to receive a diploma cover at Commencement, please take the time to complete the Alumni Association's Exit Survey. The Alumni Association Exit Survey will be available in mid-March.
Video and Photography
LAS Commencement is televised live through the University's Commencement website, and archived audiovisual recordings can also be viewed after the ceremony through the website. Copies of the recording can be ordered here. In addition, still photographs of Commencement activities are taken for University archival and promotional purposes.
Professional photographs will be taken of each graduate as you cross the stage and as you leave the stage with your diploma cover in hand. The photography company will send you proofs and order forms within 5 to 7 days following the ceremony to the address you provided on the Attendance Reservation Form.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about 2014 LAS Commencement, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.