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Commencement

The LAS Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at the UIC Credit Union 1 Arena Heading link

Congratulations, spring 2022 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 2022 has passed.

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 2022 Commencement Speaker Heading link

Dr. Barbara Schaal

LAS is pleased to announce that this year’s Commencement speaker will be LAS alumna Barbara Schaal, the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a plant evolutionary biologist who uses DNA sequences to understand evolutionary processes such as gene flow, geographical differentiation, and the domestication of crop species. Dr. Schaal served as a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology from 2009 to 2017 and received the U.S. National Science Board’s Public Service Medal in 2019. She is the recipient of an UIC Alumni Achievement Award and has generously established the LAS Schaal Scholarship in the Life Sciences.