2018 Commencement Venue Information

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., at the UIC Forum*, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.

*Please note that the venue is not the UIC Pavilion.

Please contact commencement@kentlaw.iit.edu or (312) 906-5240, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with questions.


Commencement speakerDoors open to guests one hour prior to the ceremony.* Please note that if guests arrive early, they will not be allowed to enter the building 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 2:20 p.m. Guests who arrive after this time must wait to be seated until graduates and faculty have processed and taken their seats.

*Doors open for those with "Special Assistance" Tickets at 1:15 p.m.

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. 

Special Assistance

If you or your guests require special assistance or accessible seating at the commencement ceremony, please contact  commencement@kentlaw.iit.edu or 312-906-5240 by April 27, 2018, to request special assistance tickets.

Guests who request Special Assistance tickets will receive specially marked tickets that will allow them to enter the building at 1:15 p.m. Seating opens for other guests at 1:30 p.m.

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 take inside the venue. Please note that the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs.

Graduates will not be able to assist guests to their seats.

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:

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.