Commencement information for faculty

The College of Nursing spring 2019 commencement ceremony will be held Thurs., May 9, at 2 p.m. in the Credit Union 1 Arena. Here's what faculty need to know.


  • You can order your regalia using  the online order form.
  • Faculty must submit their regalia orders no later than March 20, 2019, in order to ensure that appropriate attire is received in time for commencement.
  • A confirmation notification is sent once an ordered has been submitted. If a confirmation notice is not received upon submitting the form, an order has not been processed. Please resubmit the order until a confirmation notice has been received.
  • Regalia for commencement cannot be guaranteed for faculty who do not submit their robe orders by this deadline.
  • Regalia orders will be available early during the week of commencement. Regalia should be returned following the ceremony in the bins located outside of the dressing rooms in the UIC Forum.
  • These gowns are rented and must be returned ASAP on the day of the ceremony without additional charges.



  • There is parking in the Credit Union 1 Arena garage and the lots immediately south of the Credit Union 1 Arena.
  • Parking will be free the day of the event.
  • Handicapped parking is available in both areas.


  • Depending on interest, a bus will be transporting faculty from the college building to the Credit Union 1 Arena. The bus will be parked on Taylor St. (south of the building) and can begin accepting passengers at 1:15 p.m.


  • Please arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. to begin lining up for the processional
  • The commencement coordinator will contact all applicable platform party members with details regarding the procession and seating assignments at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.
  • Faculty who are not part of the platform party may process and sit in any order.


  • Restrooms are located in the Credit Union 1 Arena and are only accessible after doors have opened.
  • Chicago weather is at best unpredictable; rain or shine the ceremony will take place!
  • Temperature inside the Credit Union 1 Arena may be cooler than some may find comfortable please plan accordingly.