DEADLINE APPROACHING! Submit your graduation application by Friday, March 14 to be eligible to participate in the Spring 2014 commencement ceremony.
City Colleges of Chicago 2014 Commencement exercises will be held:
Saturday, May 3, 2014
525 South Racine Avenue
City Colleges of Chicago will come together again with graduates and their loved ones to share in this time-honored tradition to honor academic achievement. City Colleges’ graduates have worked hard to attain this educational milestone with the support of so many -- faculty, advisers, staff and others.
Celebrating as a community to mark this accomplishment and wish graduates continued success is a fitting acknowledgement of this shared effort and achievement.
We hope you will take this time to plan ahead to ensure your attendance as a graduate or faculty/staff attendee.
Apply for Graduation
To be eligible to graduate from any degree program and participate in the ceremony, you must:
Click here to learn more about the application process.
- earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses used to satisfy core curriculum and/or general education requirements and hold a minimum Graduation GPA of 2.0 or higher,
- meet all requirements of the degree by the end of the Spring 2014 term,
- and submit your graduation application by Friday, March 14.
Order Your Cap, Gown & Tassel
All graduating students participating in the ceremony must wear a black cap, gown and a tassel. Purchase your cap, gown and tassel online no later than April 10 to allow time for delivery. Students who do not order a cap and gown by April 10 will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. Please note: you should place your order only after you have received notification from your College Registrar that you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony
Your cap, gown and tassel will be delivered to the mailing address listed on your order approximately 3 weeks after the order is placed. To ensure that each graduate is accounted for, please do not place an order for another graduate. Each graduate should place their own order for their cap and gown.
If you plan to participate in the ceremony and have your own black cap and gown, please contact your Registrar via email by April 10 to confirm your participation. Links to each college Registrar's email address can be found on the right side of this page. Please enter "I Own My Cap and Gown" in the subject line and provide your name and student ID number in the body of the email.
The estimated cost of cap, gown and tassel is $30.20 (non-refundable) including shipping and tax. Individual tassels may also be purchased. The cost of a tassel is $2.20.
Click on your college's name below to purchase your cap and gown.
Honors Cords, Veteran Cords, Psi Beta Cords and Phi Theta Kappa Stoles
These items are free of charge and reserved for students who meet various eligibility requirements. Cords and stoles will be available for pick-up during commencement orientation, starting the week of Monday, April 21st. Please check with your Registrar’s Office for specific days, times and locations.
All commencement tickets will be distributed during commencement orientation, starting the week of Monday, April 21. Please check with your Registrar’s Office for specific days, times and location. You will be required to present a photo ID in order to receive your commencement tickets and graduation packet.
Graduation announcements will be provided to each student during commencement orientation, starting the week of Monday, April 21. Please check with your Registrar’s Office for specific days, times and locations. Announcements are not tickets and will not grant admission to the commencement.