All guests aged one and older must have a ticket to enter the ceremony at UIC Pavilion.

All tickets to Commencement will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis during the mandatory commencement orientation, starting the week of GradFest, Monday, May 1st. Please check the links in the GradFest 2017 section of this website or with your Registrar’s Office for specific days, times and location.

Please note: You will be required to present a photo ID in order to receive your commencement tickets and graduation packet.

Graduates do NOT need a ticket.


Tickets are not for sale, nor should they be bought or sold. City Colleges of Chicago does not support or condone the selling of Commencement tickets. Please disregard any advertisement or person who is selling or claims to be selling Commencement tickets. Every Commencement ticket is printed as “Not for Sale.”