LAS Commencement Instructions for Students
**Please read all instructions thoroughly.** For instructions for the day of Commencement, please visit the Day-of-Commencement Instructions page.
Undergraduate, Masters', and Doctoral students planning to participate in 2015 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 reserve up to 4 tickets for guests. The Attendance Reservation Form will open in March of 2015.
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.
Tickets are available for pickup at the UIC Pavilion Box Office (525 South Racine Ave) at the dates and times below. Students must personally pick up their tickets and show an I-Card or other photo ID. Tickets are available only to graduates who have reserved them via the Attendance Reservation Form. All guests must have tickets to be admitted to the Pavilion.
Ticket Pickup Times
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 and will be available for order. Within 2 to 3 days following the ceremony, the photographs will be posted online and can be accessed via the following webpage by entering the last name of the graduate and the Commencement year: http://www.gradimages.com/universityofillinoischicago
. You will also receive proofs and order forms from the photography company to both the mailing and email addresses you provided on the Attendance Reservation Form within 2 to 7 days following the ceremony.
Day-of-Commencement Instructions for Students
Please visit the Day-of-Commencement Instructions page to learn specific student participant instructions for Commencement day.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about 2015 LAS Commencement, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.