May 9 2020

May Commencement

May 9, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Credit Union 1 Arena


525 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60607

The May ceremony is organized by the UIC Business Events Team for all students who have completed their credits in the spring semester. All students who apply for their degree conferral at the end of the spring semester should plan on attending the ceremony held in May. This ceremony is for all eligible undergraduate, graduate students and PhD candidates at UIC Business.


Tickets are not required for this ceremony. Seating will be first come first served, so please ensure that your guests arrive early.

Cap and Gown

All students participating in Commencement must purchase a cap and gown prior to the ceremony. Caps & gowns will be available for pre-order through Jostens starting February 3 through March 17, CLICK HERE to order. Business graduates should select “Science” for Major/Curriculum.

All pre-ordered regalia will be available for pick-up starting Wednesday, April 29 at Grad Fest. If a student misses the deadline to pre-order, caps and gowns will be on sale at the UIC Bookstore (SCE) beginning April 22 for an additional $15 fee.

Ceremony Length

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Arrival Time

Students must check in one hour before the ceremony. See the Commencement Schedule page for time of ceremony. Students will go to the Credit Union 1 Arena to check in. For more information please visit the official commencement registration website.

Credit Union 1 Arena doors open one hour before each ceremony for guests.


The Credit Union 1 Arena has limited and prohibited certain items from being brought into the venue. Please refer to the venue’s FAQ for full details. Metal detectors will be in use at the Arena. For questions about these policies, please contact the Credit Union 1 Arena at (312) 413-5700 or email


Within 2 to 3 days following the ceremony, the photographs will be posted online and can be accessed via the following webpage by entering the last name of the graduate and the Commencement year. You will also receive proofs and order forms from the photography company to both the mailing and email addresses you provided on the official commencement registration website within 2 to 7 days following the ceremony. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can call the photography company’s customer service department at (800) 261-2576.



UIC Business Commencement

Date posted

Nov 11, 2019

Date updated

Feb 7, 2020