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Law School Commencement

The Law School has traditionally held its Commencement exercises in the Fall (for August and December graduates) and in the Spring (for May graduates). At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Law School held virtual celebrations for graduates before we were able to return to in-person exercises in Fall 2021.

The University of Illinois Chicago continues to monitor changes in the global pandemic to ensure our Commencement events align with the latest health and safety guidelines, but we are hopefully future events will remain on campus. Be assured, no matter the format, the Law School team is committed to celebrating all of your accomplishments.

The information presented on this page represents specific details for Law School graduates. Up-to-date information related to Commencement times and tickets is posted by the central UIC Commencement team on the general university website, which is accessible below.

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Apply to Graduate

The submission deadline is Friday of the third week of the fall and spring semesters, and Friday of the second week in summer.

Note: Students graduating with both the JD and LLM in the same term must complete two applications to graduate; both part I and supplemental part II for each degree program.

Please be sure to follow all steps outlined in the application, and verify that your diploma name and diploma mailing address are updated.

Order Your Cap, Gown, and Accessories Online

Each graduating student attending commencement must be purchase his/her cap and gown online through Jostens. You may also purchase commencement announcements, college rings, diploma frames, and licensed college jewelry from Jostens. Deadlines related to purchasing regalia through Jostens will be communicated by email to graduating students, along with other Commencement details, as they are available.

If you miss the deadline to purchase regalia, graduates have traditionally been able to purchase regalia at the UIC Bookstore for a small late fee.

Commencement Tickets

For traditional Commencement exercises on the UIC campus, tickets have not been required for graduates or their families.


The University arranges for professional photographers at graduation. These photographs will be made available to graduates at a later date.

ADA Accommodations

To make accommodation requests, please contact UIC Venues and Events at (312) 413-5700.