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Headlines for the Week February 16, 2009


Commencement information for the Class of 2009:
ArrowMarch 4 is Graduation Fair Day – Order your cap and gown in person!
Required graduation forms.
Commencement photo sign-up.

2009 Class Gift
ArrowAnnouncing the 2009 Class Gift!
ArrowJoin the Class Gift Committee.

Alumni Services for Student Organizations
ArrowStudent Orgs: Learn how the Alumni Association can help you! (Deadline Fri!)

Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:
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Commencement Information for the Class of 2009

Commencement Information

Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 Graduates: The Office of Alumni Relations is your home for Commencement 2009! Please watch your email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For questions, please email any questions to or visit the Commencement Portal online.


Graduation Fair

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

3rd Floor, Outside of the Spak

Please join us to learn more about everything related to your 2009 Commencement! Representatives from Traditions USA will be on site to take orders for caps and gowns. You will also have the opportunity to purchase graduation memorabilia, including invitations, announcements, and diploma frames.


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 was due on January 30, 2009. If you have not yet completed it and you intend to graduate, please do so IMMEDIATELY. To access the application for graduation:

    1. Log in to your webmail account
    2. Click on the "Web for Students" icon in lower left portion of the left frame
    3. Select "Application for Graduation" under the "Online Forms" heading
    4. Complete the full form (Please complete every field)
    5. Submit your selection

  2. The 2009 Graduate Survey with the Office of Alumni Relations, submitted no later than Friday, April 17. All information is strictly confidential.

Graduation Survey >>

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 17, 2009, all students must submit the following form:

  1. The Cap and Gown Order Form. Caps and Gowns are complimentary from the Office of Alumni Relations; however, forms submitted beginning April 7 at Midnight will be charged a late fee. A link to the order form will also be available on the Commencement Portal in February. You may also order your cap and gown in person at the Graduation Fair on Wednesday, March 4.

All Commencement details, including FAQs, can be found on the Commencement Portal: If you have additional questions, you are welcome to email us at


Commencement Photo Sign-Up

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! The photos are quick and FREE! You are under no obligation to purchase a photo, and it doesn’t cost anything to have your smiling face included in the composite.

We have scheduled sittings for the following dates. Please note that this is your LAST CHANCE to be included in your class composite photo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM ~ Room 325
Business attire is recommended.

To sign up, please visit the Office of Alumni Relations in Suite 310 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.  Evening students ONLY may email time slot requests to

Each session is scheduled for 15 minutes. For additional details visit the Commencement Photo Page.


2009 Class Gift

Announcing the 2009 Class Gift!

Renovation of the 10th Floor Reading Room Lighting

This initative will replace the Reading Room lighting with energy efficient alternatives. The class gift is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the graduating class to raise money for a specific cause. Previous class gifts have raised money to assist attorneys who choose public interest careers and have funded Chicago-Kent building signage, among other projects.

Go Green! Class Gift Kick-Off Party

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Chicago-Kent Lobby
Beer and snacks will be served!

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

2009 Class Gift Committee (in formation):

Ankoor Bagchi Sulema Medrano
Renee Fath Jacob Shorr
Juliette Gallegos Derek Steele
Kristina Kirby Sandra Stipp
Bryan Lamble Walter Tersch
Ruth Lopez Candace White


Career Advisor Network

Student Organizations: Learn How the Alumni Association Can Help You!

The Office of Alumni Relations is available to assist Student Organizations in accessing our nearly 12,000-strong alumni base, as well as with funding alumni-related events on a limited basis.

If you plan to include alumni in an event this semester, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by February 20, 2009. For more information, visit

Funding: Official student organizations recognized by the Office of the Dean of Students may request funding for joint student and alumni events.
Funding for Student Orgs
Mail Services: The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association can publicize your organization's event to alumni by mail and email.
Mail Services for Student Orgs
Fundraising: Organizations seeking to raise money from alumni must coordinate with The Office of Development.
Fundraising Policy


Career Advisor Network

Search for an Advisor

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Career Services are happy to announce a new Alumni Career Advisor Network.

Alumni from around the world are available to discuss issues such as practice trends, legal markets in specific geographic areas, and other career-related topics. This is an excellent opportunity to start building your personal network with Chicago-Kent alumni!

To search for an Alumni Career Advisor, all you have to do is log-in to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community:

First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to

  2. In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
    To find your Banner CWID login to Once you are logged, on the right side of your screen you should see a box called IIT Personal ID numbers. The Banner CWID is the number beginning with “A.”
  1. In the Class Year Field:
    1. If you are an LLM student, enter LLM
    2. If you are a Visiting student, enter LV
    3. If you are a JD student your Class Year will be three characters. The first letter for all class years will be L. The second letter is your division. The third is your year number.
      Examples: A 2nd year night student’s class year is LN2. A 1st year day student’s class year is LD1.

During your first time login you will create a username and password. Afterwards, you may log in directly at using the username and password you created.

If you need assistance with your first time login, please email


Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Join our LinkedIn Group

We invite all students, faculty, alumni, and staff to join the official Chicago-Kent group on the networking site, LinkedIn. If you have a LinkedIn account, please click here to request membership. Questions? Contact



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