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 Weather TechMacNeil, CEO of Weather Tech

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 Commencement ceremony is streamed live for those who cannot attend. The Spring 2016 Commencement 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. 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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