Spring 2016 Commencement

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago

Undergraduate Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient: Suzanne Noffke, OP, PhD, Dominican historian and world's leading expert on St. Catherine of Siena.

Honorary Degree Recipient: David MacNeil, CEO of

Graduate Ceremony, 3 p.m.
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient: Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, USA.

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Commencement Live Video Stream and Archive

Every Candle & Rose and Commencement ceremony is streamed live for those who cannot attend. 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. The fee does not include the cost of your academic regalia. You will pay for your regalia directly to the Stepan Bookstore at the time of pick-up.
  • If you are not participating in the Commencement Ceremony, you need only to pay the graduation fee


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