The virtual commencement for Chicago-Kent College of Law will be available on the above YouTube link at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.
A virtual watch party will also take place for the Chicago-Kent community to celebrate the Class of 2020 together. The watch party will be limited to Chicago-Kent faculty, staff, alumni, graduates and their invited guests. On Sunday, a link will be provided below to join the virtual watch party at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony start time.
Q: What will happen during the virtual ceremony? Who are the speakers?
A: The virtual ceremony will be an abbreviated, pre-recorded version of our traditional commencement proceedings and include a virtual procession. It will include a reading of the names of all graduates and pre-recorded messages submitted by students.
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke is delivering the keynote address and will be joined by two student speakers. Valedictorian Jack Etchingham will deliver the J.D. commencement address and Rayane Al Hayek a candidate for an LL.M. in U.S., International, and Transnational Law, will deliver the graduate address. Click here to read bios of the speakers.
Q: How do I watch it live?
A: The video on the above YouTube link will go live at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, My 17.
Graduates, their guests, and members of the law school community will be able to access slides for specific students by searching graduates’ names on the Chicago-Kent Virtual Ceremony portal hosted by our commencement partner, StageClip.
Q: Do I have to watch it live on Sunday, May 17 or will the video be available to watch later?
A: No, the video will be available at a later time on YouTube.
Q: Can I view a clip of a specific graduate?
A: Graduates, their guests, and members of the law school community will be able to access slides for specific students by searching graduates’ names on the Chicago-Kent Virtual Ceremony portal hosted by our commencement partner, StageClip. The Chicago-Kent community is also encouraged to share well wishes and photos on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ckgrad or #IllinoisTechGrad.
Q: If I have additional questions, who can I contact for more information?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.