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Greetings Class of 2007 Ė Information on Commencement

Greetings from the Office of Alumni Relations! While many of you may associate our office with just alumni affairs, you may be interested to know that we interact with students all the time, most prominently as we celebrate your graduation by planning all of the details regarding Commencement.

This year's Commencement Ceremony will be held on SUNDAY, MAY 20, at the Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place. The day includes a formal indoor ceremony at the Theater, followed by a lovely reception at the venue.


1) Cap and Gown Form

By now, you should have received information mailed to you from Traditions USA regarding how to place your cap and gown order. Traditions USA is the company that the law school has contracted for your Commencement caps and gowns. There is NO CHARGE for the cap and gown, however you must respond by Saturday, April 21 with your measurements, in order to avoid being assessed a late fee.

The link to place your cap and gown order is:

Cap and Gown orders MUST be placed directly with Traditions USA. Caps and gowns will be distributed the day of graduation at the Arie Crown Theater.

2) Commencement Student Information Form

As we attempt to minimize your inconvenience with multiple forms toward the end of the school year, we have developed a single online form that we believe will streamline this task, assisting you with all final details as you approach graduation. Please complete this MANDATORY form, as its completion is also necessary in order for us to distribute your commencement tickets. Visit:, and submit no later than FRIDAY, April 20, in order to ensure the release of your tickets during ticket distribution the week of April 23 (details to follow as we approach). NOTE: This form is SEPARATE from the Application for Graduation required by the Registrarís Office, and is necessary if you plan to participate in the Commencement exercises.

Ticket Distribution

Ticket Distribution will take place the week of April 23, with day and evening hours to accommodate your schedules. Each student will be given seven (7) tickets, and may purchase additional tickets at $15/each during ticket distribution week.

Information regarding accommodations, alumni hooding, and other related items can be found on our Web site here. Please review in order to best answer the questions you or your family may have.

While you will hear more from us in the coming weeks, look regularly in this section of the Record for important information you will need to know, as well as upcoming updates on the law school's Web site.

The 2007 Class Gift Committee Needs YOU!

Make your gift to the 2007 Class Gift today!

All Class of 2007 donors will receive a distinguished zipper-pull with the Chicago-Kent Seal to wear on their graduation gowns.

Letís beat the Class of 2006!

CLASS OF 2006 RESULTS 75 graduates gave $10,519.36
CLASS OF 2007 RESULTS TO DATE (4/13/07) 51 graduates have given $6,347.99


For more information, contact Tanya Pietrkowski, or call at 312-906-5243.

The best section will win a pizza party on May 1st!



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