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.

YearSpringSummerFall
202511-May10-Aug14-Dec
202412-May11-Aug15-Dec
20237-May6-Aug17-Dec
20228-May7-Aug11-Dec
20219-May8-Aug12-Dec
202010-May9-Aug13-Dec
201912-May11-Aug15-Dec
201813-May12-Aug16-Dec

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.  The minimum wait time before contacting the Registrar office for receipt of diploma for domestic delivery is 75 days and 105 days internationally. If your diploma is not returned to the Office of the Registrar after 90 days for domestic and 120 days for international past the mailing date, you  you will be responsible for providing the correct address and paying for the cost of the replacement diploma.

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