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Congratulations! The end of your CCC studies is near and your diploma is almost in hand. City Colleges of Chicago will hold its 2016 commencement ceremony for associate degree completers of all seven City Colleges on Saturday, April 30, 2016.                   

We hope you will participate in the joyous and proud 2016 commencement ceremony and that you will have family and friends join you for this momentous occasion as your name is read and you are recognized on stage. Any student planning to participate in the ceremony should report to the UIC Pavilion parking garage for check-in by 11:00am. Doors will open at 10:30am for general seating. Graduates should report with their cap, gown, and tassel, college stole, and any other applicable stoles or cords (PTK stoles, honors cords, veterans cords, etc.). For guidelines on appropriate and most suitable attire for the ceremony, please read the Graduation Orientation. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, you can view the online live stream. A direct link will be located on this page beginning April 30th, approximately 1-2 hours before the program begins.

The CCC Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony will take place:                   

Saturday, April 30, 2016                      
UIC Pavilion                      
525 South Racine Avenue                      
Chicago, Illinois 60607                      
12:00 pm                    

 ​Commencement Speaker: Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan                    

Please see important information below to help you prepare for this special day.          

Commencement Tickets                     
All commencement tickets were distributed during commencement orientations, during the week of GradFest week at the student's college. 

Tickets are not for sale nor should they be brought or sold. The City Colleges of Chicago does not support or condone the selling of Commencement tickets.  Please disregard any advertisement or person who is selling or claims to be selling Commencement tickets.  Every Commencement ticket is printed as “Not for Sale”.                   

City Colleges of Chicago Alumni Association     
Your involvement with City Colleges doesn’t end with graduation.  When you graduate you will join an elite group of individuals who, just like you, received their degree or certificate from City Colleges.  As a member of the City Colleges of Chicago Alumni Association you are entitled to a variety of benefits and services including special invitations to events, use of college career services, networking events, and more. Check the City Colleges of Chicago Alumni Association website for more information.  Don’t forget to join us on LinkedIn and like us on Facebook too!                    

Up-to-date information about the City Colleges Commencement will be available online at this address. If you have any questions about the graduation ceremony, please send an email to                      

Learn More

Com​mencement Quick Links
Commencement Live Stream

Commencement Resources                       
Commencement FAQ​​​​​                

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Follow our countdown to graduation with the stories of some of the Class of 2016 on Tumblr!