Commencement Timeline

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduating Students

Date Item
January 31 Deadline to apply for graduation
March 8-10 First composite photo sessions—all photos will take place from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in the 6th Floor Student Lounge.

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April 21 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 21, 2023, through Oak Hall’s order site:

Orders will ship within approximately two weeks of order date; late orders will not be accepted.

April 25

Final Composite Photo Session

If you were not able to take your composite photo in the Fall or in March. This is the last opportunity to have your composite photo taken. All photos will be taken in the 6th Floor Student Lounge. 

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April 25

Grad Fest 

Stop by Grad Fest in the lobby from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm to pick up your commencement tickets and a gift from the alumni association. 

May 13

Illinois Tech Commencement Opening Ceremony, beginning at 10 a.m. at McCormick Place.

This is a ticketed event. Please contact to request tickets. 

May 14 2023 Chicago-Kent Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2023, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Dorin Forum