Chicago-Kent’s commencement ceremony will take place on May 14, 2023 at The Isadore & Sadie Dorin Forum - UIC Forum. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 pm, doors open at 1:30 pm. This is a ticketed event. Please visit the side menu for details regarding the ceremony. The ceremony will last approximately 1 ½ hours. 

The UIC Forum is located at 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608. The venue is accessible by both car and public transportation.

Driving: Driving directions are available on the UIC Forum's website.

Public Transit: From downtown Chicago via the L train, take the blue line to the UIC/Halsted stop and walk three blocks south. From the north or south, take the #8 Halsted bus and get off at Roosevelt Rd. From the west, take the #12 Roosevelt bus to Halsted St. or the #18 16th-18th bus to Halsted St. & Roosevelt Rd. 

Parking is approximately $10 (subject to change) per vehicle and is available at the following lots:

  • Main Lot: Lot 5, 1135 S. Morgan St., West of the venue, North of Roosevelt
  • Secondary: Lot 6, 1135 S. Halsted, (Roosevelt and Halsted)
  • Overflow Entrance 1: 701 W Maxwell St.
  • Overflow Entrance 2: 760 W Taylor St., (Halsted and Taylor)

Dropping Off Passengers: To drop off passengers needing special assistance or who cannot walk long distances, there is a slight pullover site on Roosevelt Road, heading east outside the venue.

Entering the Venue: The entrance to the UIC Forum is on Roosevelt Road. Each guest entering the venue (except for graduates, alumni hooders and children 2 years or younger) must present an official Commencement ticket to the ushers.

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A full video of the commencement ceremony is below. View a digital copy of the program book.