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Class of 2008 Graduation Information

Required Graduation Forms

In order to graduate, all students must submit the following forms:

  1. The Application for Graduation with the Office of the Registrar, which was due Tuesday, February 5. If you have not filled out this form, and you intend to graduate in May, please visit the Registrar's office immediately.

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 18, 2008, all students must submit the following forms:

  1. The Graduate Information Form with the Office of Alumni Relations, submitted no later than Tuesday, April 1. Click here to access your graduate information form. All information is strictly confidential.

  2. The Cap and Gown Order Form. Caps and Gowns are complimentary from the Office of Alumni Relations. More information on ordering caps and gowns will arrive at your student mailing address in February. A link to the order form will also be available on the Commencement Portal.

Please Note: There are two different graduation forms.

Commencement details are available on the Chicago-Kent Commencement Portal at This site is updated regularly. It is your responsibility to check the site and your kent email frequently for the most up to date information.


Spring Composite Photo Sittings: This Week!

If you’ve been to the 3rd floor, you’ve seen the composite photos of the most recent class as well as classes all the way back to 1893. Now it’s your turn!

Reminder: Composite photo session take place this week! Please arrive at your scheduled time. If you have forgotten your time, visit suite 310 to look it up. Each session is scheduled for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13
Thursday, February 14

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM ~ Room 325

If you have not yet signed up for a session, please do by Monday, February 11 at 5:30 pm. This will be your LAST CHANCE to be part of your class photo.

8:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Office of Alumni Relations, Suite 310

Time slots are given on a first come first serve basis, however, we request that those who are able to make a daytime spot leave the later sessions for evening students. Evening students ONLY may call (312) 906-5240 or email to sign up for a spot if you cannot make it to our open office hours.

Please click here for details and information on ordering class composites and individual photos. If you have any questions or conflicts with these dates, please contact us at or (312) 906-5245.

2008 Class Gift

The Votes Are In

The Class of 2008 Class Gift Committee is pleased to announce that 65% of respondents chose building signage for the Class Gift project, with the goal of increasing Kent's visiblity in the West Loop. For more information visit


Make your Pledge or Gift Today!

Promote a lasting legacy to Chicago-Kent by supporting the Class Gift. The more money we raise, the better the outside building signage. The class gift goal is to raise $11,000 and beat the Class of 2006’s record of $10,500.

If this were a reality show, it would be called Chicago-Kent Class of 2008 Rocks…Let’s trample Northwestern University (85% participation in the 2007 class gift ) and U of I (75% participation in the 2007 Class Gift ) and reach 100% participation. We can do it!

Everyone who donates will be recognized for their generosity weekly and will be presented a handsome school-emblem zipper pull for their graduation robes.

Suggested giving levels:

  • $40 The Apprentice
  • $75 Survivor
  • $100 Amazing Race
  • $250 Dancing with the Stars
  • $500 American Idol

No script writers needed!

To make a gift by check or cash, please download the pdf form here.
(right click and save as)


2008 Class Gift Kick Off Reception

The 2008 Class Gift Committee will host a Wine, Cheese & Chocolate kick-off reception on February 20, 2008. Join us and to learn more about your building signage project!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Lobby / Judges' Wall

Questions? Please email Tanya Pietrkowski or call 312-906-5243.


Join the Class Gift Committee

If you are interested in joining the Class Gift Committee, now is a good time to sign up. Email Tanya Pietrkowski or call 312-906-5243

2008 Class Gift Committee (in formation):

Neha Aggarwal
Chris Beck
Daniel Bergrin
Carlos Brown
Michelle Bogosh
Kristen Cooney
Weston Eidson
Ana Lee
Rachel Medina
Sulema Medrano
Eric Oddo
Daniel Robertson
Asiya Salejee
David Sethi
Mary-Jo Sumner
Mitzi Wilson
Elena Vranas
Sandra Wortham

Christine Zeivel


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