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Congratulations! The end of your CCC studies is near and your diploma is almost in hand! CCC will hold its 2015 commencement ceremony for a​ssociate degree completers of all seven City Colleges on Saturday May 2, 2015.                            

We hope you will participate in the 2015 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.              

In order to do so, there are a few simple steps to follow:​                                        
  • Complete and submit the online graduation application by Sunday, March 15, 2015. This is how you inform the College that you plan to complete your degree in Spring 2015 and plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please note that if you are a Summer 2014 or Fall 2014 graduate, you do not need to complete a Spring 2015 graduation application. 
  • Receive notification f​rom the college registrar indicating eligibility to participate in commencement. *You should receive email notification for all graduation application updates. You should follow up with your academic advisor if you have not received an update within one week.
  • Purchase a cap and gown by Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Spring 2015 graduates who apply for graduation after Sunday, March 15, 2015 may be eligible for degree completion, but will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.                                    

CCC Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony will take place:

Saturday, May 2, 2015  
12:00 PM  
University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion  
525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL  

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

Many students have specific questions about graduation, and the com
mencement ceremony. You may find the answer in our Commencement FAQ. You can also find a downloadable version on the r​ight side of the page.

Cap, Gown, Tassel         
In order to participate in the commencement ceremony you must wear a black cap, gown and a tassel of your college's color. If you do not already own one, you must purchase your cap, gown and tassel through one of the links below no later than Thursday, April 9, 2015 to allow time for delivery. Be sure to verify with your academic advisor that you are eligible to graduate before buying your cap and gown. All purchases are non-refundable. Students who do not order a cap and gown by April 9th, or do not already have a cap and gown, will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. *If you already own your cap and gown, you must notify your Registrar's Office no later than Thursday, April 9, 2015. 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 a student does not have a credit or debit card, he or she must call the Consumer Call Center at (800) 854-7464 to place an order. A representative will enter all the student's information and place the order on hold. The student will be instructed to send a check or money order to the call center representative's attention at Jostens, 148 E. Broadway, Owatonna, MN  55060. Once payment is received, the order will be entered and shipped. All packages will be shipped standard mail, so please allow time for processing and shipping.

The estimated cost of a cap, gown and tassel is $30.20 (including shipping and tax). You may also purchase a tassel for $2.20 if you already own your cap and gown. Individual tassels can be purchased in the Registrar's Office, or through the links below, no later than Thursday, April 9, 2015. Please note: your cap, gown and tassel purchase is non-refundable.                        

Please click on your college link to purchase your cap and gown only after you have received notification from your college registrar that you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.                                                               
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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 20th. Please check with your Registrar's Office for specific days, times and location.                                       

Graduation Announcements         
Graduation announcements will be provided to each student during commencement orientation, starting the week of GradFest, Monday, April 20th. Please check with your Registrar's Office for specific days, times and location.
Please note: Announc​ements are not tickets and will not grant admission to the commencement ceremony.       

Commencement Tickets                                         
All commencement tickets will be distributed during commencement orientation, starting the week of GradFest, Monday, April 20th. Please check with your Registrar's Office for specific days, times, and locations.                       
Please note: You will be required to present a photo ID in order to receive your commencement tickets and graduation packet.                                        

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 Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be available online at this web address. If you have any questions about the graduation ceremony, please send an email to                                

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