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SPH Commencement Information


There are two commencement ceremonies offered by the campus in the fall, one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students. Please be sure to note the correct time for the ceremony that applies to you. Students wishing to participate in a fall ceremony must review the information below as well as that on the campus commencement page, which contains the most detailed and up-to-date information.

Where: UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine. Chicago, Il.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Graduate Ceremony  9:00 am

Undergraduate Ceremony 2:00 pm.


  • Summer 2018 graduates.
  • Potential Fall 2018 graduates: Students who have filed an intent to graduate application for fall 2018 and have been cleared by their academic division to participate.

To determine your eligibility, please contact the academic coordinator for your division. Summer and fall graduates are only eligible to participate in the fall commencement ceremonies. Students who have an issue attending their fall ceremony may be allowed to participate in the spring commencement ceremony but must request an exception via email by contacting

Student RSVP: ONLY GRADUATES WHO HAVE REGISTERED MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE CEREMONIES. Please use the following link to RSVP. The system only provides access to students who graduated in summer 2018 or those who have filed to graduate in fall 2018. If you are encountering an issue, please contact your academic coordinator. You must RSVP no later than 3:00 pm on December 3, 2018 if you plan to attend.

Regalia All students participating in Commencement must purchase a cap and gown prior to the ceremony. Students are strongly encouraged to pre-order their regalia online through Jostens now until October 27, 2018. To place your order, please CLICK HERE

All pre-ordered regalia will be available for pick-up during the Graduate Finale at the UIC Bookstore on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. If you are unable to pick up your order on this date, you will have until December 14th to claim it. The UIC Bookstore is located in Student Center East at 750 S. Halsted. Online students may specify an address for shipping.

Seating and Tickets: Seating will be assigned by college and major; graduates will not process in. Your seating assignment will be printed on your name card, which you must bring to the ceremony with you. You are encouraged to come early to find your assigned seat. Due to space limitations of the facilities and estimated attendance, undergraduates students will receive 5 tickets and graduate students will receive 8 tickets. If there are extra tickets available, graduates who have registered will be notified after November 28 and the tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Until that time, requests for extra tickets will be denied.

Photography: GradImages® will be the official photographer at your event. Your photos will be available to view and order by visiting their website at When looking for your photos, you will need to fill out the form on the main page. For additional help, you may call GradImages® Customer Service Department at 800.261.2576 or email

For additional information about fall commencement: Please email

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