Participation in Commencement

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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 with your LAS academic advisor that your degree requirements will be met to ensure you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

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 questions about degree progress, please make an appointment with your LAS academic advisor.

If you complete your degree requirements in summer 2019 or fall 2019 you will be able to participate in the  Fall 2019 UIC Commencement Ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students.  Information about these ceremonies is available on the campus commencement website.  Only spring 2020 graduates are invited to attend the spring ceremony.



Congratulations, spring 2020 graduates! As a celebration of your degrees, the 2020 Spring Commencement ceremony for the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be held for undergraduate and graduate students at the Credit Union 1 Arena at 10:00am on Sunday, May 10, 2020. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Students who are scheduled to complete their degree requirements in spring 2020 will be invited to participate in the ceremony. If all degree requirements cannot be satisfied with in-progress courses, please note that your intent to graduate will be inactivated and you will no longer be able to participate in the spring 2020 ceremony.

Caps and gowns are required and must be ordered through the UIC Bookstore in Student Center East.

Full information will be made available for this ceremony in March 2020.

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