Sunday, May 6, 2018
UIC Dorin Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago


Undergraduate Ceremony, 10:30 a.m
Honorary Degree Recipient

Sr. Michelle Germanson, OP, Retiring President, Trinity High School

Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker

Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Graduate Ceremony, 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker

Justice Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District and Founder of the Special Olympics (50th Anniversary)


Requirements to Participate

Students eligible to participate in Dominican's Commencement on Sunday, May 6, 2018 included those who will have successfully completed all of their coursework by

  • December 2017 or
  • May 2018 or
  • August 2018

All students must complete the graduation application and 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. Payment for your regalia is made 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.

Commencement Live Video Stream

The Candle & Rose and Commencement ceremony and the Commencement ceremonies are streamed live for those who cannot attend. Visit on the day of the event to view the livestream.

If you have any questions, please email

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