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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 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. 

Street Closures Near the UIC Pavilion

The following streets near the UIC Pavilion are currently closed for construction:
  • Harrison Street, between Morgan and Halsted,
  • the Morgan Street bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway (290),
  • and the Morgan Street exit from the Eisenhower Expressway (290). 
These closures will mainly affect visitors traveling from the north on the Kennedy Expressway, as the exit nearest to the UIC Pavilion will be closed. If you are traveling from the north, we recommend exiting the expressway at Adams street, heading west to Racine Avenue, and traveling south to the UIC Pavilion. If you are traveling from the east via Congress Parkway/Eisenhower Expressway, we recommend merging south onto the Dan Ryan Expressway and exiting at Taylor Street.

For visitors traveling from other directions or using main streets, the UIC Pavilion and the adjacent parking lots are best accessed using Racine Avenue.
Click here​ to view a map of the area (includes the location of the UIC Pavilion, guest parking lots, street closures, and nearest expressway exits).

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


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