Commencement Timeline

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduating Students

Date Item
January 18 In anticipation of graduating students interested in obtaining their regalia for personal photos and in preparation for our ceremony, regalia will be shipped directly to the student. Regalia includes the hood, robe, tam, and tassel. All regalia items ordered are yours to keep and do not need to be returned. To participate in the in-person ceremony, Chicago-Kent graduates must wear regalia ordered via the online form through our vendor Oak Hall.

All orders must be placed online no later than April 8, 2022, through Oak Hall’s order site:

Orders will ship within approximately two weeks of order date; late orders will not be accepted.
February 1 Deadline to apply for graduation
Mid-February Alumni Relations Graduate Survey opens—check your email for your personalized link to the survey.
February 22–23 First composite photo sessions—all photos will take place from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in the Auditorium.

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March 31–April 1 Final composite photo session—all photos will take place from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in the Auditorium.

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April 8 Deadline to order caps and gowns—
April 8–22 Submission window for StageClip student content portal. Graduates may upload content (brief text, photo, and/or a short video) intended for use during the commencement ceremony.
May 14 Illinois Tech Commencement Opening Ceremony, beginning at 10 a.m.
May 15 2022 Chicago-Kent Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at University of Illinois Chicago’s Dorin Forum