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Spring 2023 Commencement

SPH Commencement Celebration - Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Spring 2023 graduates are cordially invited to attend the SPH Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum on Thursday, May 4, 2023. Commencement will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and the ceremony will conclude by approximately 9:30 p.m. All graduates are required to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. Upon arrival, graduates will check-in to obtain their name card and seat assignment. Graduates must proceed to the event floor and be seated immediately.

Where: Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL
When: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to our in-person event, the ceremony will be webcast live with a recording available on the commencement website.

COVID-19 Restrictions: The university policy on events currently does not require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test. Masks are still recommended, but not required.  The decision on whether to wear a mask is a personal choice based on many factors and UIC respects those individual decisions.

Guest Seating:  Tickets are not required for guests, as this is an open-seating event. Please advise your family and friends about the open seating policy and advise them to arrive early if seating is a concern.

AccommodationsGraduates with special needs must contact the Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum at (312) 413-9875 at least 2 days prior to the College Commencement ceremony to arrange for a seat location and assistance to enable them to participate in the ceremony. Guests with special needs or those hearing-impaired may request seating assistance from the staff on duty. A sign language interpreter will be present on the stage for the benefit of students and guests who are hearing impaired.

Regalia: Caps and gowns are now available through the Josten’s website.  Orders will be shipped directly to your home.  The deadline to order through Josten's website is March 17. Caps and gowns will be available for purchase in the UIC Bookstore beginning March 20 for those who did not purchase from Josten’s.  Graduates are encouraged to order through Josten’s.  In store stock may be limited.

Parking: Parking will be available at UIC lots near the Forum.

Faculty participation: Faculty who plan to attend the ceremony need to RSVP using the link that was sent out over the faculty listserv. Faculty will need to have RSVP'd by 3/10 and plan to arrive no later than 6:30 pm.

More Information: Graduates are directed to for the most up-to-date and accurate information about the commencement ceremony, including information on safety requirements and parking options.

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On March 13, you will receive an email from Clari Gomez titled “ Register for the School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony.”  This will give you directions to register in the system. If you plan to attend the ceremony and did not receive this email, please contact your academic program staff (see contact information below) to request to be added to the system. You will then need to register your RSVP once you receive the follow up email from the system/Clari Gomez.

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Graduates are directed to for the most up-to-date and accurate information about these experiences, including information on guest limitations and safety requirements. Questions about the in-person experiences should be directed to: