To: Graduates

Date: March 11, 2022

City Colleges graduate,

We can’t wait to celebrate you and your fellow graduates on May 1, 2022, at the Wintrust Arena. Until then, we want to remind you about a few ways to prepare for the big day.

Please note: the deadline to complete the steps below is March 23, 2022.

First up: ordering your cap, gown, and tassel. To participate in the in-person ceremony on May 1st, you must order a cap, gown, and tassel from Herff Jones.

  • If you haven’t already, click here → Click ‘Order Now’ under your college → Add the grad package you want to purchase to your cart → Check out.
  • Remember, you only need to purchase the cap, gown, and tassel (‘Grad Package 4’ or ‘Graduation Regalia’) to participate in the in-person ceremony. All purchases are non-refundable.

Next up: sharing your ‘CCC the Future’ story. We want to hear what kind of future you can ‘see’ with your new associate degree.

  • Click here to submit your ‘CCC the Future’ story, and tell us about what you’ve overcome and your plans for the future.
  • Your submission may be shared via video, social media, and more as we prepare to celebrate your graduating class.

Please visit our graduation page at to review your full graduation checklist. If you have any questions, reach out to


51 days to go,

City Colleges of Chicago