2014 Commencement - Venue Information
The Chicago-Kent College of Law Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the UIC Forum*, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608. A champagne reception immediately follows in a tent across the street from the UIC Forum.
*Please note that the venue is not the UIC Pavilion.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5245 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm with questions or concerns.
Doors open to guests an hour before the ceremony.* Please note that if guests arrive early, they will not be allowed to enter the theater until this time. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (general admission). All children over the age of two will need a ticket to the ceremony.
Theater doors will close 10 minutes before the ceremony begins. Guests who arrive after this time must wait to be seated until graduates and faculty have processed.
*Doors open for those with "Special Assistance" Tickets 15 minutes ahead of general admission.
Please note, balloons, signs and any other large items will block the view of audience members and we ask that you do not bring them into the venue.
The ceremony will last approximately 1.5-2 hours. A champagne reception will immediately follow. The ceremony and reception typically last a combined total of three hours.
If you or your guests require special assistance or accessible seating at the commencement ceremony, please contact Katie Aune, Director of Alumni Relations, at (312) 906-5245 or email@example.com by May 1, 2014 to receive accessible seating tickets.
Guests who request accessible seating tickets will receive specially marked tickets. Those who have special assistance tickets may begin seating fifteen minutes before general admission. Seating opens for all other guests an hour ahead of the ceremony.
To drop-off passengers needing special assistance or who cannot walk long distances, there will be a pull-over site on Roosevelt Rd, heading east outside the venue. There are no stairs that guests will need to tale inside the venue. Please note that the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs.
Driving Directions and Public Transportation
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. For personalized directions, we suggest using Google Transit or the CTA Trip Planner.
Parking, Dropping-Off and Entering the Forum
Parking is $9* per vehicle and is available at the following lots:
- Main Lot: Lot 5, 1135 S. Morgan St., West of the venue, North of Roosevelt
- Alternative Lot: Lot 4, 760 W Taylor St., Halsted and Taylor
Dropping-Off Passengers: To drop-off passengers needing special assistance or who cannot walk long distances, there will be a pull-over site on Roosevelt Rd., heading east outside the venue.
Entering the Venue: The entrance to the UIC Forum is on Roosevelt Rd. Each guest entering the venue (except for graduates, Alumni Legacy Hooders and children under the age of 2) must present an official Commencement ticket to the ushers.
*Price is subject to change.