- Commencement information:
- February 1-3: Composite photo sittings.
- March 1: Graduation Fair.
Required forms: Cap & Gown Order Form and Graduate Survey.
- Your commencement timeline.
- Out of town graduates.
- Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
- 2011 Class Gift
- Class gift committee meeting Wednesday, February 2.
- Brown Bag Lunch discussion featuring alumna Ann Cresce
- Tuesday, February 8.
- Career Advisor Network
- Connect with an Alumni Advisor.
2011 Commencement Information
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Graduates: The Alumni Association is your home for Commencement 2011! Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.
Please watch your kentlaw.edu email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For more information, including FAQs, please visit the Commencement Portal online.
February 1-3: Composite Photo Sittings
If youíve been to the 3rd floor, youíve seen the composite photos of the most recent class as well as classes all the way back to 1893. Now itís your turn! The photos are quick and FREE! You are under no obligation to purchase a photo, and it doesnít cost anything to be included in the composite.
If you missed the fall sittings, please be sure to sign up for one of the following dates:
Tuesday, February 1
Wednesday February 2
Thursday, February 3
15 minute slots, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ~ Room 325
To sign up, please visit the Alumni Association in Suite 310 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You must schedule your sitting by noon on Monday, January 31. Slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Evening students ONLY may email time slot requests to email@example.com.
If you are able to take a daytime slot, we ask that you reserve the slots from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for evening students. Business attire is recommended.
Please visit the Composite Photos page on the Commencement Portal for details on purchasing photos, suggested attire and other information.
March 1: Graduation Fair
Please join us to learn more about everything related to your 2011 Commencement!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3rd Floor, Outside the Spak
Get all the details on your Commencement, order your cap & gown, and purchase Commencement memorabilia!
Required Forms: Cap & Gown Order Form and Graduate Survey
In order to graduate, all students must submit the following forms:
- The Application for Graduation was due no later than Friday, January 28.
- The 2011 Graduate Survey: The Graduate Survey for May 2011 Graduates is available here. It must be submitted no later than Monday, May 2.
In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 15, 2011, all students must submit the following form:
- The Cap and Gown Order Form. Caps and Gowns ordered by midnight on Monday, April 4 are complimentary on behalf of the Alumni Association; however, forms submitted after the deadline will be charged a $20 late fee. Click here to use the online order form, or you can order in person at the Graduation Fair on March 1.
All Commencement details, including FAQs, can be found on the Commencement Portal: www.kentlaw.edu/commencement. If you have additional questions, you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Commencement Timeline
|Friday, January 28
Application for Graduation Due
This form is required for ALL graduates.
Click here to view the instructions.
Tuesday, February 1 - Thursday, February 3
Composite Photo Sittings
Make sure you're included in your class photo! Sign up for a photo sitting in the Alumni Association, Suite 310. Sittings are quick and FREE! For details visit the Commencement Portal.
Tuesday, March 1
Visit us outside the Spak from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. to learn about everything related to Commencement, order your cap and gown, and purchase Commencement memorabilia.
Friday, April 1
Cap and Gown Order Form Due
This form is required to participate in Commencement exercises. Caps and Gowns ordered by midnight on Monday, April 4 are complimentary on behalf of the Alumni Association; however, forms submitted after the deadline will be charged a $20 late fee. Click here to use the online order form, or you can order in person at the Graduation Fair on March 1.
Monday, May 2
2011 Graduate Survey Due
This form is required for ALL graduates. Click here to complete the survey. It must be submitted no later than Monday, May 2.
Thursday, May 5
Your tickets and cap and gown will be distributed in the lobby of the law school building from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You MUST pick up your commencement materials this day.
Sunday, May 15
The 2011 Commencement Ceremony takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608. Graduates should arrive by 1:00. A champagne reception immediately follows.
Out of Town Graduates
If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2011 and are planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony, please email email@example.com to arrange for tickets, cap and gown, and other graduation information as soon as possible.
Please visit the Commencement Portal for other details about your Commencement ceremony.
Alumni Legacy Hooders
The Chicago-Kent tradition of Alumni Legacy Hooding allows a graduate to be hooded by an alumni relative during the ceremony. If you are an immediate relative of a Chicago-Kent alumnus/a and would like him/her to hood you at the ceremony, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Please note that this person must be both an alumnus of Chicago-Kent College of Law and an immediate relative of yours. Unfortunately there are no exceptions to this rule.
All Alumni Legacy Hooders will participate in the graduation processional and recessional and therefore will be sitting on the stage throughout the ceremony. Legacy Hooders do NOT need a graduation ticket. Legacy Hooders will wear caps and gowns and will pick up their regalia in the Faculty Robing Room on graduation day.
2011 Class Gift Committee
Lisa Turley will be working with the Class of 2011 on the class gift project. If you are interested in participating, please plan on attending a Class Gift Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 3:00 p.m., location TBD.
Email Lisa at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Featuring Ann Cresce '94
Please join us in welcoming alumna Ann M. Cresce '94, General Counsel, Head of Compliance and Corporate Secretary at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, as she visits campus to discuss her career and her participation in the DirectWomen.org Institute. A brown bag lunch discussion will be held:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
RSVP by Monday, February 7
to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240
Drinks and cookies will be served. Please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch.
Prior to joining the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, Cresce was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Other prior experience includes serving as Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel at IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., and Corporate Secretary/Director, Shareholder Relations for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The DirectWomen Board Institute is a program designed to identify and promote qualified women lawyers to serve on corporate boards of public companies. Cresce is one of 24 women lawyers accepted for this program.
Connect with an Alumni Advisor
In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association and Office of Career Services encourage you to take advantage of the law schoolís ďAlumni Career Advisor Network.Ē
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:
- Go to www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/firstlogin
- In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
To find your Banner CWID login to http://my.iit.edu. 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 ďA.Ē
- In the Class Year Field:
- If you are an LLM student, enter LLM
- If you are a Visiting student, enter LV
- 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 studentís class year is LN2. A 1st year day studentís class year is LD1.
During your first time login you will create a username and password. Afterwards, you may log in directly at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/advisorsearch using the username and password you created.
If you need assistance with your first time login, please email email@example.com.