7. What time should I arrive for the commencement?
The doors to Credit Union 1 Arena open at 8:00 am, and students should plan to arrive at that time. Detailed instructions on what to do the day of the ceremony will be emailed as we get closer to commencement.
8. Will my name be called at Commencement?
Yes. All graduates will be individually recognized when degrees are conferred. In April you will be given a name card and instructions on how to ensure you are properly announced at commencement.
9. How do I order photographs from the ceremony?
Photos of the ceremony and of individual graduates will be taken by GradImages. Mailing addresses and UIC email addresses of graduates will be submitted to GradImages prior to the ceremony. This information will be used to contact graduates regarding the process of ordering photos. If you do not want your contact information submitted to GradImages, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services by Friday, April 5.
10. Are there any items that my guests and I cannot bring into the ceremony?
Yes. Credit Union 1 Arena prohibits certain items from being brought into the arena, including bags larger than 12” X 6” X 12”. Metal detectors will be in use and all bags will be searched. For a full list of prohibited items, visit the Credit Union 1 Arena’s FAQs.
11. When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed to graduates approximately one to two weeks after degree certification. Name and/or address changes must be made in writing to the Office of Records and Registration to ensure receipt of your diploma. If you have any questions regarding your diploma, please contact the Office of Records and Registration at (312) 996-4381.