Commencement is a time to honor and celebrate your hard work and academic achievements. Congratulations, UIC Business graduates!

On May 8, 2021 UIC will host virtual Commencement ceremonies for individual colleges via The online platform allows graduates and their loved ones to view speeches from Dean Mikhail, our keynote, Jose Santillan​, faculty, staff and student speakers. Students will receive individual acknowledgment for their achievements as well. Eligible students will receive an email to register for the ceremony. Please stay tuned for continued updates about the status of the Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony.

To be eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony you must first apply to graduate via Student Self-Service during the registration period. Be sure to verify with your academic adviser that your degree requirements will be met to ensure you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

A student with outstanding degree requirements is ineligible to participate until all requirements have been satisfied. For questions about degree progress, please make an appointment with your academic adviser.

2020 Graduates:  If you no longer have access to your university e-mail, please register to have your UIC e-mail forwarded to an e-mail address of your choice. For more information on this free service please visit the UIC Email Forwarding Frequently Asked Questions page. Forwarding your UIC email will ensure you receive the most up-to-date information.

Please Note: Registration for the Virtual Graduation Experience has now closed.

UIC Business Commencement Events

In-Person Graduation Experience

Please Note: Registration for the In-Person Graduation Experiences has now closed.

The in-person graduation experiences will be held May 7 – 9, 2021 at the UIC Dorin Forum, located at 725 West Roosevelt Road.

Registration is required through the Marching Orders platform, the same for the Virtual Ceremony. The deadline to register is April 20. Students will register for a time slot from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on one of the following days: Friday, May 7, Saturday, May 8 or Sunday, May 9.

Please visit, or e-mail with any questions.

Day of In-Person Experience

The in-person graduation experience is open to all UIC students and students will not be separated by college.

There will be 4 separate stages set up at the UIC Dorin Forum with participants grouped into 15-minute time slots. Students will be allowed to bring 2 guests and the events will be live-streamed for additional family and friends to enjoy. Students will hear their names called while they walk the stage, receiving congratulations from University leadership, and have a professional photograph taken.

Diploma covers will be given out at the in-person stage experience. If a student is not planning on attending the in-person stage experience, please contact to request one.

Faculty are welcome to attend.

Masks are required for all graduates and guests to gain access to the facility. Graduates may temporarily remove their masks for a photo.

Additional Information

Day-Of Commencement


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