Chicago-Kent’s commencement ceremony will take place on May 12, 2024 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. 

View the ceremony via the  Chicago-Kent YouTube page.

View the 2024 Commencement Program Booklet, below.

Kent 2024 Comm Program Cover

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.

UIC Forum's bag policy

Share your Commencement Day experience on social media using #ckgrad!

Dynamic Photo Systems will be at commencement to capture individual photos. To view graduate photos, please register at If you have registered but did not receive the link, please check your spam folder. Questions can be directed to