Graduate & Professional Programs' Commencement


The following programs participate in this Commencement ceremony:


Special events are arranged individually by each College, School or Program.  Please contact your Program Administrator for details.


There is no rehearsal for the August Commencement.  If you have concerns about your name being pronounced correctly, please contact your Program Administrator.


Saturday, May 21, 2011


1:15 p.m.

Graduates Assemble

Stoller Center Fieldhouse


Graduates should arrive already in cap and gown to assemble for the processional.  Hoods should be carried, not worn.

2:00 p.m.

Graduate and Professional Programs’ Commencement Ceremony

Lincoln Park Stadium (tickets are required)



4:00 p.m.

New Alumni Reception

University Center


Directly after the ceremony, a reception for graduates and guests will be held in the UC.

Commencement Tickets


Tickets are required for the Professional Programs Commencement Ceremony; each student receives ten tickets, and they are distributed by each program.  Tickets are not required for children under two. 


Gates open one hour before the ceremony for guest seating.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Important Dates


January 15, 2011

Deadline to Apply for Graduation

April 15, 2011

Last day to submit official transfer transcripts (if needed)