Dear graduate,

We are looking forward to celebrating your accomplishments at a Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5th at the Wintrust Arena. If you are planning to walk across the stage with your classmates, there are a few steps you need to complete:

1.     Confirm your eligibility

You can check your eligibility in your student portal at Once you’ve logged in with your CCC username and password, go to: My Academic Plan > Graduation> View Graduation Status. To participate in commencement on May 5th, your status in a degree program must be one of the following: “Degree Awarded” for Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 or “Conditional Approval” for Spring 2018.

2.     Order your cap and gown by Monday, April 2nd

All graduating students must have a black cap and gown to participate in the commencement ceremony. You must order your cap and gown from Jostens.

3.    Confirm your participation in commencement by April 2

You will also be able to confirm that you have ordered your cap & gown, confirm the spelling of your name, and add an optional message to family or friends that may be displayed on the Wintrust Arena screens during or after the ceremony.  Please log in here with your student email as your username and your student ID as your password.  You do not need to create a new account – we have already done that for you!

4.     Attend GradFest

GradFest is an opportunity for you to celebrate your accomplishments and get ready for the commencement ceremony. Events will take place at your college from April 23rd – April 27th .

Visit for more information, to check out the full graduate checklist, and to share your story. Don’t forget to join in the countdown to graduation on FacebookTwitterInstagram.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you,

City Colleges of Chicago