Information for Faculty

Information for Faculty on Commencement at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
138th Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 8, 2020

Credit Union 1 Arena (previously known as UIC Pavilion)

at 525 South Racine Avenue

Approximate Event Timing

1:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena doors open for guest seating; there are no tickets & seating is unlimited; Participating Faculty must arrive NO LATER THAN 1:30pm at the parking structure east of Credit Union 1 Arena;
1:45pm, Faculty Procession into the Credit Union 1 Arena begins the Ceremony.  Ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours fifteen minutes.


Free parking at the Credit Union 1 Arena lots.

2019 Faculty and Staff Cap and Gown Procedures

Department Heads (or a designee) march in regalia with his/her departmental faculty and are seated in labeled chairs on stage; faculty march in regalia and are seated in a reserved section adjacent to graduates.  Administrative Deans march with the Platform Party and are seated in labeled chairs on stage.  Staff from the Office of Faculty Affairs will be available to direct faculty line-up (in the Parking Structure east of the Credit Union 1 Arena) and procession.  Instructions for Wearing Academic Hood and Cap (printable pdf)

  • Department Heads and faculty order regalia through department representatives, as listed below.
  • Administrative Deans without faculty appointments and LPC preceptors order regalia through Rita Pacini at (Phone: 312-996-1614)
  • Departments are responsible for collecting faculty orders and forwarding orders to Rita Pacini of the Office of Faculty Affairs by Friday, February 22, 2019. at W310 CSN, M/C 784; FAX: 312-996-9006; Phone: 312-996-1614.
  • Departments pick up regalia TBA.
  • Departments order faculty stoles directly from Jostens, Inc., Joann Scinto, Representative (1-630-910-5567) using the color chart below (note new vendor colors).
    • Department Heads wear 96 inch stoles with Yellow Gold Fringe
    • Professors and Associate Professors wear 96 inch stoles
    • Assistant Professors wear 72 inch stoles
  • Caps and Gown Return Bins will be available at the Credit Union 1 Arena on May 10th.
  • Stoles are returned directly to departments.

Last updated 2/11/2019

DepartmentContact FnContact LnContact OfficeFaxContact emailContact phoneStole Color
Administrative Deans (without faculty appointment)RitaPaciniW310 CSN, M/C 7846-9006pacinirm@uic.edux6-1614Depends upon degree
AdvancementBryanLutes302 WROB, M/C 7926-4472bryanlut@uic.edux6-1313not applicable
Anatomy & Cell BiologyLeaSmucker578 -B CMET, M/C 5123-0354kdougl1@uic.edux6-6792Alabama Maroon
AnesthesiologySherriCunningham3200W UICH, M/C 5156-4019sherrim@uic.edux6-4022Eggshell
Biochemistry & Molecular GeneticsAbdulKhan2022 MBRB, M/C 6693-0353abkhan@uic.edux6-1295California Purple
BioengineeringSusanLee218 SEO, M/C 0636-5921sulee1@uic.edux3-2422not applicable
DermatologyPamelaCzerwinski380 CMET, M/C 6246-1188pczerwin@uic.edux3-7767Lemon
Emergency MedicineJenniferYtem471-D CMET, M/C 7243-0289jytem@uic.edux3-4598Teal
Family MedicineClaireBridges196 AHSB, M/C 6636-2579cbridg4@uic.edux6-1103Turquoise
Medical EducationMargaretDe La Cruz986-C CMET, M/C 5913-2048margretm@uic.edux6-5899Frost Blue
MedicineLindaDonnell1020-N CSB, M/C 7873-0342linda1@uic.edux6-0451M&M Gold
Microbiology & ImmunologyErinFaganE-703 MSB, M/C 7906-6415efagan@uic.edux6-3994Grey
Neurology & Rehabilitation MedicineTerendaJones656 NPI, M/C 7966-4169terenda@uic.edux6-1757Neuro (Royal) & Rehab (Turban Gold)
Neurological SurgeryAvisFoster451N NPI, M/C 7996-9018asf216@uic.edux6-8741Alabama Maroon
Obstetrics & GynecologyBriannaBanks264 CSN, M/C 8086-4238bbanks6@uic.edux6-7006Emerald
Ophthalmology & Visual ScienceAnitaHorta3.138 EEI, M/C 6486-7770ahorta1@uic.edux6-5097College Gold
Orthopaedic SurgeryTheresaMoraE-270 MSB, M/C 8446-9025tmora@uic.edux6-9858Texas Orange
OtolaryngologyDeniseMcManaman2.40 EEI, M/C 6486-1282dmcman@uic.edux6-6584California Purple
PathologyCatherineWilliams130 CSN, M/C 8476-7586cwill@uic.edux6-3333White
PediatricsZaynabKadhem1200 CSB, M/C 8566-8204zkadhe2@uic.edux3-2867Azusa
PharmacologyAileenBakerE-403 MSB, M/C 8686-1225afb@uic.edux6-7635Alabama Maroon
Physiology & BiophysicsErinFaganE-703 MSB, M/C 7906-1414efagan@uic.edux6-3994Brown
PsychiatryDeitrahCollins562 SPHPI, M/C 9126-7658dcollin7@uic.edux6-7383Navy
RadiologyTacailaHinton2483 UICH, M/C 9316-0233thinton@uic.edux6-0234Gold Dust
SurgeryJeanetteAgustin402 CSB, M/C 9613-3483jagust2@uic.edux5-0104Red
UrologyYvonneHsia515 CSN, M/C 9553-0495yhsia2@uic.edux6-9317Real Gold