Greetings from the Office of Alumni Relations! 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.
If you are still interested in participating in Commencement
and you have not yet filled out your forms or picked up
your tickets, please email Barbara
For those of you already committed
to participating in graduation, a few things for you to
- Your caps and gowns will be distributed
to you at the Arie Crown when you arrive. Please plan
on arriving at 11:45 AM to the E-Hall (just across the
main interior doors of the Arie Crown). You will also
receive instructions on the commencement proceedings,
including the processional. There will be refreshments
provided for you. Family members and guests are NOT ALLOWED
in the Robing Room. Students will also have the opportunity
to contribute to the Class Gift
during this time.
- Theatre doors will open to
guests at 1:00 PM. Please note that if your guests
arrive with you at 11:45 AM, they will not be seated until
the guest doors open at approximately 1:00 PM. Seating
is on a first-come, first-served basis (general admission).
Likewise, all children over the age of two will need a
ticket to the ceremony unless they will be sitting on
an adult's lap. All strollers should be checked in the
coat check as there will be no room for them in the theatre.
Coat check will be provided outside the Theatre at no
- You can park and come up either
ramp at the Arie Crown’s Lakeside Garage and be near the
Theater. For those being dropped off, either Gates 37
or 31 are convenient. Please click here
for additional parking information.
- Those whose guests requested
special assistance, please have your guests be
dropped off at Gate 37. There, a rental service
will be available for them to turn in an ID, borrow the
chair, and then return it. If you have not yet contacted
the Office of Alumni Relations about your special assistance
needs, please email Barbara
- Please avoid bringing personal
belongings with you that you will need to leave in the
Robing Room. While we will have security present, we CANNOT
be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
- No noisemakers, horns or other
distracting devices are allowed in the Arie Crown Theater.
Guests of graduates who are disruptive will be asked to
vacate the premises immediately.
- The ceremony should last approximately
one hour and a half. A reception will immediately follow
in a reception near the theatre. The ceremony and reception
typically last a combined total of three hours.
- The cocktail reception is open
to graduates and all their guests. It is indoors, however
if the weather is pleasant, we may move it to a close
outdoor area of the Theater.
- You will have one hour from the
time the ceremony ends to take photos in your regalia,
after which time you are responsible for returning your
cap and gown. Graduates who do not return their caps
and gowns by the time announced in the Robing Room prior
to the ceremony will be charged a fee.
- For those of you with Alumni
Hooders: Please let your hooder know that a packet
is in the mail to them, which will include an outline
of the day’s events, as well as other related material.
For additional information regarding
Commencement, please visit our web site here.
Good luck with your final week! If you have questions or
concerns, please feel free to email
the Office of Alumni Relations or call (312) 906-5240.
Post-Bar Party - June
Celebrate finishing the Bar exam at our
Post-Bar Party! Cocktails and a light dinner will be served
at Rock Bottom Brewery’s rooftop deck. What better
way to visit with your classmates from law school than to
meet up after the Bar!
Good Luck! We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 25, 2006
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rock Bottom Brewery
1 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
This event is free for Chicago-Kent 2007
Guests: $10 - please pay at the door.
Please RSVP at www.kentlaw.edu/depts/alums/rsvp.html
For more information, please contact the
Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (312) 906-5240.
2007 Class Gift Update:
Graduation is a special time and
the Class Gift is a wonderful way to commemorate your experience
and leave a lasting imprint on future classes.
thank you to all 97 of you (or 26% of
the class) who have decided to make a contribution to the
LRAP and/or Annual Fund as part of the Class of 2007 Class
Gift efforts for a total of $9,624.88. This is the
greatest number of students of any Class Gift so far!
If you have not
yet participated, there's still have time to sign up!
If you would like
to make cash contribution, please visit:
To make a pledge,
All Class of 2007
donors will receive a distinguished
zipper-pull with the Chicago-Kent Seal to
wear on their graduation gowns, which will be presented
to you in the Robing Room, prior to graduation.
Thank you again
and good luck on your finals!
For more information, please email Tanya
Pietrkowski, or call 312-906-5243.