Traditionally, the Law School holds Commencement exercises in the Fall (for August and December graduates) and in the Spring (for May graduates), but the COVID-19 virus has impacted the world in ways we could not have imagined. Our own Law School Commencements have transitioned from an in-person ceremony to virtual events. While we cannot be sure what opportunities the future will present, we intend to return to our traditional format for Fall 2021. As we wait for guidelines from the University with regards to future ceremonies, be assured no matter the format, the Law School team is committed to celebrating all of your accomplishments.

Information for Graduates

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.

We will post information related to deadlines for puchasing regalia when it becomes available. If you miss this deadline, traditionally graduates are able to purchase regalia at the UIC Bookstore for a small late fee.

Cap and Gown Pick-Up

Students who pre-order through Jostens will be contacted on where to pick up their regalia. Students who are unable to retrieve their regalia in the prescribed manner will be able to make their pick-up at the UIC Bookstore at a later date.

Commencement Tickets

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


The Law School traditionally 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.