Spring 2015 Commencement

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago
Undergraduate Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. 
Graduate Ceremony, 3 p.m.          

Important Resources:
Undergraduate Ceremony Information & Instructions Spring 2015.pdf
Graduate Ceremony Information & Instructions Spring 2015.pdf
Commencement FAQ and UIC Forum Directions Spring 2015.pdf

Please review directions and parking information in advance.
The expressways by UIC are under construction, as part of the Jane Byrne Interchange project, formerly known as the Circle Interchange. Please plan ahead and review the IDOT website in advance for updated information. 

Local hotel information

If you have any questions, please email

The Baccalaureate Mass and Candle and Rose Ceremony will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Dominican University.

**Candle and Rose will be held outside on the Quad.

Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

At the undergraduate ceremony, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address.  "Dr. Q," who has recently published an influential book tracing his journey from migrant farmer to brain surgeon, currently practices neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.  At the graduate ceremony, Fannie Rushing, PhD, professor of history at Benedictine University (and former director of minority services at Rosary College) and celebrated Chicago Freedom Sister, will receive an honorary degree.  Cheryl Johnson-Odim, PhD will deliver the commencement address at her last Dominican ceremony after nine distinguished years as our provost and a remarkable career as an activist-educator.

Commencement Video

Every Commencement ceremony is streamed live for those who cannot attend. The Spring 2015 undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will be streamed live. You can also view an archive of previous Commencements and Candle and Rose ceremonies.

Requirements to Participate

  • All students must be approved by the Office of the Registrar to graduate.
  • Additionally, your student account must be paid in full in order to pick up your tickets, regalia and to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
  • All graduates are assessed a graduation fee of $75. This does not include academic regalia. If you are not participating in the Commencement Ceremony, you need only to pay the graduation fee


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