There can be confusion between Graduation and Commencement. Commencement and Graduation are separate events with different dates. Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as certified on the official transcript. Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree. To determine degree dates please consult the UIC Registrar’s Office.
Graduation is not automatic, students must submit an Intent to Graduate application in order to have a degree certified.
The submission deadline is Friday of the third week of the fall and spring semesters, and Friday of the second week in summer.
Please be sure to follow all steps outlined in the application, and verify that your diploma name and diploma mailing address are updated.