Commencement

2018 Commencement stage for the College of Education

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Watch Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement.

See details about Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement, which goes live on December 12, 2020.

UIC Commencement Dates & Times

2020 Commencement Address from Dean Alfred Tatum

What is the difference between Commencement and Graduation?

Graduation is the official awarding of degrees earned, while Commencement is the event which celebrates the completion of degree programs.

The university-wide graduation date for Spring 2020 at UIC is May 10. However, each college hosts its own commencement ceremony event in the days leading up to the graduation. For Spring 2020, UIC Education students officially receive their degrees on May 10, but they celebrate on May 7 at the College of Education’s commencement ceremony.