2021 Commencement Timeline

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduating Students

February 2      Deadline to apply for graduation
March 1

In anticipation of graduating students interested in obtaining their regalia for personal photos and for the virtual ceremony, Chicago-Kent is offering all graduating students the option to receive their tam and tassel at no cost.

Students interested in ordering a gown and hood may add those to their tam and tassel order for an additional fee, substantially subsidized by the Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association.

All orders must be placed online no later than April 16, 2021 through Oak Hall’s order site: https://kentlaw.shopoakhalli.com.

Orders placed after April 16th will be shipped within 2 weeks of the order date and may not arrive in time for the scheduled ceremony date of May 16, 2021.

All regalia items ordered are yours to keep and do not need to be returned.

March 3 - 4    

First composite photo session – all photos will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Sign up online: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/zfcaw

March 10 Alumni Relations Graduate Survey opens
March 23 - 24        Second composite photo session – all photos will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Sign up online: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/hhvtp
April 1

Career Services Employment Survey opens.

Graduates are required to complete their Graduate Employment Survey AND schedule an exit interview with your CSO counselor between April 1st and May 10th.

As part of your exit interview, your mandatory Graduate Employment Survey will be reviewed. The Graduate Employment Survey can be found on your Symplicity screen under the words GRADUATE SURVEY (to the right under Shortcuts).

The survey needs to be completed before your exit meeting.

April 15 - 16

Final composite photo session – all photos will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Sign up online: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/nqyef

April 16 Deadline to order caps and gowns

April 18 - May 3          

Submission window for StageClip student portal. Graduates may upload text, photo and/or a short video to be included in their individual segment of the virtual ceremony.
April 30 Deadline to complete 2021 Alumni Relations Graduate Survey. Check your email by Monday, March 8, 2021 for your personalized link or contact commencement@kentlaw.iit.edu for more information.
May 10

Deadline to complete both the 2021 Career Services Employment Survey and Exit interview with your CSO counselor.

Contact the Career Services Office for more information.

May 16 2021 Chicago-Kent Virtual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 16, 2021 beginning at 2:30 p.m.