Commencement 2019 Timeline

Fall 2018 Graduates

  • Fall Graduate Survey opens: November 2, 2018. This form is required for ALL graduates. 
  • Deadline to complete Fall Graduate Survey: December 14, 2018

Spring 2019 Graduates

  • Deadline to apply for graduation: February 5, 2019
  • Spring Graduate Survey opens: February 11, 2019
  • Composite photo sittings: Photographers will be on campus taking composite photos for 2019 graduates on the dates listed below. Digital images of your individual portrait and the composite photo will be provided free of charge, courtesy of the Alumni Association.  Sign up is now available:
  • Tuesday, February 12 - Wednesday, February 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. -
  • Tuesday, March 12 - Wednesday, March 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. -
  • Thursday, April 4 - Friday, April 5 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. -
  • Graduation Info Fair: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Visit us on the 3rd floor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to learn about everything related to Commencement.
  • Deadline to order caps & gowns: Friday, March 29, 2019, 5 p.m.
    You must order your cap & gown in advance in order to participate in the Commencement. All graduates must wear the official Chicago-Kent academic regalia ordered through the approved cap and gown vendor to ensure uniformity for the Commencement ceremony. The rental fee is $74.10 per person. Graduates will receive a commemorative tam and Chicago-Kent tassel to keep. Order your cap & gown online here:
  • Deadline to complete 2019 Alumni Relations Graduate Survey: Friday, April 26, 2019
    This survey is REQUIRED for all graduates. Check your email for your personalized link or contact for more information.
  • Deadline to complete the 2019 Career Services Employment Survey: Monday, May 6, 2019
    This survey is mandatory for all 2019 graduates. A link to this survey will be sent to graduates in mid-April. Watch your email for the link or contact the Career Services Office for more information.
  • Grad Fest: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Your Commencement tickets and cap & gown will be distributed in the lobby of the law school building from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You MUST pick up your Commencement materials this day or designate someone to pick them up for you. Materials will only be distributed to those who submitted a cap and gown order and completed both the Alumni and Career Services surveys.
  • Illinois Tech Commencement Opening Ceremony: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m. 
    All Chicago-Kent graduates are invited to participate in the University's Commencement Opening Ceremony on May 18th on the main campus.
  • Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:30 p.m.
    The 2019 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 beginning at 2:30 p.m. All graduates should plan to arrive at The Chicago Theatre no later than 1 p.m.