Information for Graduates
UI College of Medicine
 136th Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 11, 2018

UIC Pavilion at 525 Racine Avenue

Approximate Event Timing

1:00 p.m. Pavilion doors open for guest seating; there are no tickets & seating is unlimited;  Students must arrive NO LATER THAN 1:15 to the Garage of the UIC Pavilion.
2:00 p.m. Ceremony begins. Ceremony lasts approximately  2 hours.

Tickets are not needed for this event.


Free parking at the UIC Pavilion lots.

Cap and Gown

MD graduate cap and gown size orders were taken with ERAS photos. Student Affairs has placed orders on its students’ behalf using height data collected during their portrait sessions.  Pick up cap and gown at Medical Bookstore TBA – Mid-April. Bookstore hours: Monday and Thursday from 8:30am to 6:00pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Purchase price (TBD).  It will payable at pick-up (checks payable to UIC Bookstore).

MS and PhD graduates purchase regalia directly from the UIC Bookstore.

Faculty regalia is ordered through departments.


At the ceremony professional photographers will take individual pictures of each graduate as they are hooded on stage; proofs can be previewed and photos ordered on-line from UIC Photo Services > Commencement 2018.

Family photography areas at the ceremony will be designated on the north and south sides of the platform. Pavilion staff will monitor these areas to ensure that each family member has the opportunity to take a photo of their graduate, please inform family members to move to designated areas just prior to the individual graduate’s hooding and to return to their seats immediately thereafter.