Graduation

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Commencement

At the official campus-wide commencement ceremony, the Chancellor presides as the President confers degrees. You may also participate in convocation, sponsored by your college, school, or department. Other activities have also been planned throughout the weekend.

Find out everything you need to know on our official commencement website.

Conferral Dates

Following is the listing of official Conferral dates for UIC for previous, current and upcoming years.

Year Spring Summer Fall
2021 May 9 August 8 TBD
2020 May 10 August 9 December 13
2019 May 12 August 11 December 15
2018 May 13 August 12 December 16
2017 May 07 August 16 December 17
2016 May 08 August 07 December 11
2015 May 10 August 09 December 12
2014 May 11 August 10 December 14
2013 May 12 August 11 December 15
2012 May 06 August 15 December 16
2011 May 08 August 07 December 11
2010 May 09 August 08 December 12

Intent to Graduate

Undergraduate and Graduate students must file an Intent to Graduate Form via Student Self-Service.

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

Students cannot be cleared for graduation until they have filed their declaration and have had their academic records reviewed for progress in completing degree requirements.

Receiving your Diploma

Delivery of your Diploma

University of Illinois diplomas are 8.5 × 11 inches and sent by first-class mail to a student's diploma address approximately a week or two after the date of the award. Please review or create a diploma address as necessary before leaving the University

Check your Order Status

Check the status of your ordered diploma through our diploma printing vendor.

After mailing, if your diploma is returned to the Office of the Registrar, you will be responsible for providing a corrected address. If there is no updated address on file a hold will be placed on your account. If your diploma is not returned to the Office of the Registrar and 90 (for domestic) and 120 (for international) days have passed since the mailing date, you will be responsible for providing the correct address and paying for the cost of the replacement diploma.