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The LAS Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. at the UIC Credit Union 1 Arena Heading link

Congratulations, Spring 2023 graduates!

Participation in Commencement Heading link

Woman standing up at graduation ceremony

To be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony you must first apply to graduate via Student Self-Service during the registration period.  Be sure to verify that your degree requirements and meet with your academic advisor to ensure you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. The deadline to file your intent to graduate for Spring 2023 is January 27.

It is LAS policy that only students who have fulfilled the entirety of their degree requirements and completed a certified intent to graduate form may participate in an LAS commencement ceremony. A student with outstanding degree requirements is ineligible to participate until all requirements have been satisfied. For all Spring commencement ceremonies this means that only students who completed their degree requirements during that spring semester can participate. Students completing their degree requirements during the summer or fall semesters, are eligible to participate in the December commencement ceremony. For questions about degree progress, please make an appointment with your LAS academic advisor.

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LAS 2023 Commencement Speaker Heading link

Dr. Barbara Ransby

LAS is pleased to announce that this year’s Commencement speaker will be Professor Barbara Ransby, the John D. MacArthur Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She also directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative, a project that promotes connections between academics and community organizers doing work on social justice. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Michigan, where she was a Mellon Fellow.