Commencement

The UIC College of Dentistry 2018 Commencement Ceremony is on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the UIC Pavilion . Information regarding the ceremony location, event details, family hooders, student caps and gowns, and parking can all be found below.

We are proud of the achievements of the 2018 classes and look forward to sharing in this special event with you.

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Time: Program begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for general opening seating. All graduates, family hooders, and faculty participants must arrive at 9:00 a.m.

Location: UIC Pavilion located at 525 South Racine, Chicago, IL 60607.

Commencement Reception Schedule

Time: Immediately following the Commencement Ceremony

Location: Tent, located right outside of the UIC Pavilion

Light refreshments will be provided, all graduates and guests are invited to attend.

Tickets

Tickets are not required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for general opening seating.

Accessibility and Accommodations

Guests with special needs or those who are hearing-impaired may request seating assistance from the staff on duty. A sign language interpreter will be present on stage for the benefit of students and guests who are hearing impaired. 

Parking

Parking will be available at no charge.  More information on parking locations to come. 

Photography

Photography services will be provided by UIC Photo Services. An individual photograph will be taken of each graduate as they are hooded on stage. A photo proof will be sent to each graduate's email approximately ten days after the ceremony. Prints are typically available two weeks after an order has been placed.

Webcast

The College of Dentistry will broadcast its ceremony over the web. To access the webcast, please visit the UIC Commencement website at the designated time of the ceremony. Viewers will need to click on the link for the College of Dentistry. Details on ordering a copy of the ceremony are available on the UIC commencement website.

Information for the 2018 College of Dentistry Graduates

A lot of planning goes into your Commencement events and it is our goal to make it as memorable and meaningful as possible. To help your prepare for the event please review the information provided below. We also request you pay particular attention to emails with "Commencement" in the subject line and respond, if requested, as soon as possible.

Graduation Regalia

All DMD and DMD Advanced Standing Class of 2018 graduates are able to order Commencement cap and gowns online.  Further instructions will be provided at a later date.

Honorary Hooders

All graduates will be hooded during the Commencement Ceremony by their managing partner.

For those graduates who wish to be hooded by a honorary family hooder, please know that the hooder must be an immediate family member with a doctoral degree in a healthcare discipline. Your honorary family hooder will assist your managing partner in the hooding, will participate in the faculty procession, and will remain on stage for the duration of the entire program. If you plan on having an honorary family hooder please collect the following information about your honorary hooder: (a) first and last name, (b) relationship to you, (c) the college of their DDS/DMD, MD, PhD degree, and (d) weight and height for ordering their cap and gown. This information will be collected at your next class meeting.

Diploma Names

Your name will be printed on your diploma as it appears in the UIC Web for Students System. If any name changed are necessary, you will need to submit a form to the University's Records Office as soon as possible. You can retrieve the form here; then mail or deliver it to the Office of Admissions and Records in the Student Services Building.

Mandatory Exit Meeting

Your exit meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Lecture Hall South - please note that this meeting is mandatory. At the meeting you will receive your Commencement regalia as well as your honorary family hooder regalia, and your class composite. In addition, information regarding financial aid/loan consolidation and repayment information will be provided by the Office of Financial Aid. Detailed information regarding your Commencement ceremony will be provided along with a virtual walk through of the ceremony.

Contact

For more information:

Please visit the UIC Commencement website