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Commencement 2014


The City Colleges of Chicago 2014 commencement ceremony will be held:              

Saturday, May 3, 2014                                   
1:00 PM                                     
UIC Pavilion                                      
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.       

We are pleased to announce that the speaker for the commencement ceremony will be:       
Sheryl Sandberg
Global business leader and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook       

Ms. Sandberg is the author of the number one bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead​ and has recently updated the book to include information for graduating college students that will help them lay the groundwork for success in their careers beginning on day one. We're excited to have her join us as we celebrate our graduates' academic achievements.

GradFest: April 21 - April 25

​Look out for GradFest events at your college, from April 21 - 25. Take your official graduation photos and attend a graduation orientation session to get more information about graduation day and pick up your announcements, tickets, and cords and stoles if needed. Click on the name of your college to view the events schedule.

Take Your Official Graduation Photos
GradImages, a professional photography company, will visit each college during GradFest to give graduates the opportunity to take official graduation portraits in a cap and gown. These photos will be made available for purchase after the commencement ceremony. Click on the name of your college below to reserve a time to get your photo taken.

Olive-Harvey College  /  Daley College  /  Wright College            

Honors Cords, Veteran Co​rds, 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 a commencement orientation session.              

Commencement Tickets
All commencement tickets will be distributed during a commencement orientation session. You will be required to present a photo ID in order to receive your commencement tickets and graduation packet.                                

Graduation Announcements                                
Graduation announcements will be provided to each student during a commencement orientation session. Announcements are not tickets and will not grant admission to the commencement ceremony.          

Cap, Gown & Tassel        

All graduating students participating in the ceremony must wear a black cap, gown and a tassel. The deadline to order a cap, gown, and tassel has passed. If you missed the deadline, please contact your Registrar if you would like to participate in the ceremony.                                                                                          

Graduates: Visit MarchingOrder Today

The MarchingOrder site is the one place you'll visit to submit all of your graduation information, including the correct spelling and pronunciation of your name. While you're there, take a moment to thank your family members, friends, and professors who have helped you along your educational journey, Your "thank you" message will be displayed on the big screen at the UIC Pavilion immediately following the ceremony. 

Click here​ to log into the MarchingOrder site. You do not need to register as a new user. Log in as a returning user using your CCC username and password.             

If you have any questions about the graduation ceremony, please send an email to​    ​                                    


Learn More

​Com​mencement Quick Links

Commencement FAQ​                    
GradFest Information​           

Next Steps

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Contact Your Registrar

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