AHS Spring 2024 Commencement Details

For faculty and staff planning to participate in the AHS Spring 2024 Commencement on Saturday, May 4 at 10am in the Credit Union 1 Arena (525 S. Racine), please reference the ceremony details below. Although our PhD candidates have also been invited to attend the Graduate College ceremony on Friday, May 3, we are encouraging our graduates to attend the AHS ceremony.

Event Details:
Ceremony Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Ceremony Location: Credit Union 1 Arena (525 South Racine)
Ceremony Start Time: 10am (Doors open at 9am)
Ceremony End Time: ~ shortly before noon
Graduate Check-in: Check-in by 9:30am

Graduate RSVP deadline: Graduates must register to attend Commencement by Sunday, April 7 via the Marching Order website. Tickets are required for guests to attend. Graduates can request guest tickets through their Marching Order account.

Upon Arrival: Faculty and graduates will enter the Arena through Gate 2 in the southeast entrance closest to the parking garage along Harrison Street. Guests will enter through the main entrance at the southwest corner of arena. Faculty will be directed to go backstage to pick up their regalia or line up for the processional. Graduates will be directed to the main floor to find their seats.

Faculty Regalia: Regalia will be available backstage at the Arena for those faculty who preordered. There will also be a limited number of UIC regalia for those who did not order.

Hooding of Doctoral Candidates: Faculty who are hooding a doctoral graduate can meet their graduate on the floor and sit next to them. If faculty are hooding more than one graduate, they should all sit together. The faculty advisor will then walk with the graduate to the stage to assist with the hooding.

Faculty Seating: Faculty members who are not hooding a graduate will line up backstage for the processional and will be seated in the faculty seating area on stage.

Faculty Marshals: Marshals should meet their assigned graduates in the graduate seating area by 9:30am. Additional details will follow for faculty marshals.

Rehearsal: There will be a rehearsal in the week prior to the Commencement ceremony for faculty and staff with active roles in the ceremony or those who would like to see the stage set up/floor layout ahead of time. Rehearsal is not required.

Parking: Parking will be available at no charge in Lots 1A and 1B at 1109 and 1139 West Harrison Street. Please refer to the parking services map for additional directions.

Virtual webcast: For those unable to attend the ceremony in-person, a webcast will open at 9:45am. In addition to the live webcast, digital commencement programs and graduate slides will also be available.

End of Year Celebration/Awards Night: Also consider joining us on Saturday, April 20 at our end of year celebration to recognize our graduating students, student organization leaders, AHS Achievement Award, Urban Health Program Leadership and Achievement Award, and Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence Award recipients. Visit the following link for additional details.