Faculty Information

Help us celebrate the accomplishments of AHS students

This spring’s commencement will be held on:

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7 p.m.

UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607

The ceremony will last approximately two hours.


You can order your regalia using the .online request form  Faculty must submit their regalia orders no later than March 22 in order to ensure that appropriate attire is received in time for commencement. You’ll receive a confirmation notification after submitting your order. If you don’t receive a confirmation notice upon submitting the form, your order has not been processed. Please resubmit the order until you receive a confirmation notice.

Regalia for commencement cannot be guaranteed for faculty who don’t submit their robe orders by this deadline. Regalia orders will be available early during the week of commencement. Regalia should be returned following the ceremony in the bins located outside of the dressing rooms in the UIC Forum.


You’ll be designated into one of four groups, each with different responsibilities.

Platform party members

Platform party members include university administrators, college dean, department heads, guest speakers, alumni awardees, and other college administrators as designated. Platform party members should plan to attend the Commencement rehearsal in the days prior to the ceremony. The commencement coordinator will contact all applicable platform party members with details regarding the rehearsal. Platform party members should arrive by 6:15 pm and proceed to the platform party line-up area.

Faculty marshals

Departments should notify the commencement coordinator which faculty members will be serving as faculty marshals for each academic program. Faculty marshals should plan to attend the AHS Commencement rehearsal in the days prior to the commencement ceremony. Graduates will receive a reader’s card at check-in that the marshal will use to announce degree candidates.  Faculty marshals will have assigned seating on the floor and can join their graduates on the floor before the processional begins. For details about the rehearsal, faculty marshals should contact the commencement coordinator. Faculty marshals should arrive by 6:15 pm in order to greet their graduates.

PhD advisors

PhD advisors should arrive no later than 6:30 pm to join their students in the student seating area. PhD advisors will be seated with their advisees during the ceremony. The PhD advisors will walk up on stage with their candidates and hood them as appropriate. PhD advisors will exit the stage with their advisees. PhD advisors are welcome to attend the rehearsal in the days prior to the commencement ceremony. Please follow up with the commencement coordinator for details regarding the rehearsal.

AHS faculty

All faculty not identified in the categories above (excluding banner carriers), should arrive by 6:30 pm. Faculty should follow the signs to the faculty robing area. Faculty can line up in any order.


Parking will be available at no charge in Lot 1B located at 1139 West Harrison Street or in the Harrison Street Parking Structure (HSPS) located at 1100 West Harrison Street just east of the Pavilion. Refer to the UIC Commencement website for additional details. Faculty with campus parking can park in other university lots with their hang tag and university I-card or the lots mentioned above.