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Commencement Information:
ArrowCommencement information.
ArrowImportant "Day Of" information for Graduates.
ArrowTicket information.
ArrowVenue Information.
ArrowSave the Date: Post Bar Party on Wednesday, July 25.
Class of 2012 Class Gift:
ArrowThe 2012 Class Gift Project.
ArrowCongratulations on meeting Professor Sarah Harding’s $500 gift match at Grad Fest!
ArrowYour 2012 Class Gift Committee.
ArrowThank you to our donors!
ArrowYour gift in action – hot water access in the Spak!
Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox:
ArrowFriday, June 8.

Class of 2012

Commencement Information

Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Graduates: The Alumni Association is your home for Commencement 2012!

Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:30 PM at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608. Please watch your email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For more information, including FAQs, please visit the Commencement Portal online.


Day Of Instructions

Sunday, May 13, 2012
2:30 PM
725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL
*Please note that the venue is not the UIC Pavilion.

Graduates: You MUST Arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. Please go directly to the Graduate Robing Room (entrance will be to the right of the main doors—southwest corner of building) between 12:15-1:15 p.m. to pick-up your name card and to line-up.

Guests: Theater doors open for general seating at 1:30 p.m. and close at 2:20 p.m. Guests who arrive after 2:20 p.m. will be seated after graduates and faculty process. Seating is unassigned and we encourage larger parties to arrive early if you wish to sit together. Guests with special assistance tickets may begin seating at 1:15 p.m.

The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. A champagne reception will immediately follow in a tent across the street. The ceremony and reception typically last a combined total of three hours.

If you have additional questions, you may visit us in Suite 310 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or contact us at (312) 906-5240 or


Ticket Information

Based on the tickets requested through cap and gown order forms, in addition to each student receiving six (6) tickets per graduate (regardless of what you originally requested), each graduate had the option to purchase up to six (6) additional tickets on May 1 at GRAD FEST. 

Notes regarding tickets:

  • We encourage graduates who are not using all of their tickets to give to others in need. 
  • Any graduates who are not participating in the ceremony receive six tickets regardless, so they are welcome to pick up their six tickets at GRAD FEST and distribute. 
  • Graduates are not allowed to sell or barter unused tickets.  
  • Graduates, children under 2, and family members participating as alumni legacy hooders do not need a ticket.
  • If you find that you are still in need of tickets after exhausting all other resources, please contact me and we will work to accommodate.


Venue Information.

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the UIC Forum*, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608. A champagne reception immediately follows in a tent across the street from the UIC Forum.

*Please note that the venue is not the UIC Pavilion.

Directions, Public Transportation and Parking Information is available at


Doors open to guests at 1:30 PM.* Please note that if guests arrive early, they will not be allowed to enter the theater until this time. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (general admission). All children over the age of two will need a ticket to the ceremony unless they are sitting on an adult's lap.

Theater doors will close at 2:20 PM. Guests who arrive after this time must wait to be seated until graduates and faculty have processed.

*Doors open for those with "Special Assistance" Tickets at 1:15 PM.

Please note, balloons, signs and any other large items will block the view of audience members and we ask that you do not bring them into the venue.

The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. A champagne reception will immediately follow. The ceremony and reception typically last a combined total of three hours. 


Save the Date: Class of 2012 Post-Bar Party.

Celebrate your graduation and the completion of the Bar Exam!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery–Rooftop Deck
1 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

2012 Graduates: FREE (until July 23); $10 at the door.

RSVP online at by July 23.


Class of 2011 Class Gift

The 2012 Class Gift Project.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 2012 Class Gift: H2O12

The class of 2012 is raising money in memory of Ayodele Jegede, classmate and friend, to convert existing water fountains throughout the building to filling stations for reusable water bottles, as well as to retrofit the water dispenser in the Spak seating area with a heating unit so students can have access to hot water when the cafeteria is closed.

This project takes advantage of existing building infrastructure to make Chicago-Kent better for students, faculty and staff, & to encourage eco-friendly habits.

Make your gift online today!


Congratulations on meeting Professor Sarah Harding’s $500 gift match at Grad Fest!

Many thanks to Professor Sarah Harding for matching all incoming gifts on Tuesday, May 1 up to $500 at GRAD FEST! The class raised a total of $521.60 in student contributions.

Many thanks also to Dean Stephen Sowle & Professor Adrian Walters for hosting faculty gift matching days earlier this semester!


Your 2012 Class Gift Committee

Many thanks to the Class of 2012 Class Gift Committee for their work on this year's project!

Committee Chair:  Katsie Calhoun

Ali Ammoura   Eun-Kyung Kim
Liz Camille Christen     Joe Janas
Anthony Sarkees    



Thank you to our donors!

Many thanks to all who have given to support the Class of 2012 Class Gift project.

Jennifer Acker
Christopher Acuna
Tony Allegretti
Ali Ammoura
Travis Bayer
Katrina Barnett
Lauren Barr
Joseph Beer
Jack Bentley
Prof. Evelyn Brody
Michael Buettner
Katsie Calhoun
Joe Carlasare
Mario Carlasare
Liz Camille
Prof. Sungjoon Cho
Katie Cisneros
Amanda Clark
Crystal Correa
Samuel DeJong
Sarah Duncan
Jon Ellison
Chris Elmore
Robert Ennesser
Freddy Fonseca
Deanna Fowler
Whitney Friedman
Kendra Garstka
Aaron Gillett
Lisa Green
Chris Grubb
Stephanie Hale
Candace Hansford
Justin Hanson
Prof. Sarah Harding
Daniel Herman
Justinian Hobor
Natashia Holmes
Jessica Horwitz
Anna Hussey
Joe Janas

Eun-kyung Kim
Simone King
Yosef Klein
Steven Kuptsis
Susan Lee
Ramona Lewis
Stephen Liadis
Wei Liu
Andrew Medeiros
David McKenzie
David Mindell
Eli Morgenstern
Benjamin Newman
Janelle Olsen
Ashley Olson
Kelly Paczak
Chad Pahnke
Jenna Palanti
Toral Patel
Christopher Pellegrini
Kayla Portillo
Jordan Pringle
Maria Cecilia Romero
Anthony Sarkees
Andrew Schreiber
Brett Siegel
Phillip Skaggs
Maximilian Smith
Dean Stephen Sowle
Johanna Stein
Rana Tadros
Neha Tannan
Daniel Taylor
Marcell Taylor
Meganne Trela
Jacklyn Truppa
Mary Ellen Vales
Jessenia Vazcones
Prof. Adrian Walters
Chunhong Wang
Michael W. Ward
Sharon Wyatt-Jordan
John Young


Your Gift in Action: Hot Water Access in the Spak

Thanks to your generosity, fountains have already been installed on the concourse, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 9th floors! In addition, the fountain in the Spak seating area on the 3rd floor has been converted to a hot water dispenser so students can access hot water for tea and coffee even after the Spak is closed.


Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox

Discounted tickets for June 8 game!

Friday, June 8th, 2012
7:10 P.M.
U.S. Cellular Field

The White Sox have dedicated Friday, June 8th to Chicago-Kent College of Law. On this special night the White Sox would like to offer specially priced tickets to all Chicago-Kent Alumni students, faculty, and their family and friends. Tickets regularly priced at $44, $40, $26 and $18 are available for $34, $30, $13 and $9. Additionally you can purchase a Hot Dog Value Meal as well as Parking.

Following the game stay in your seats for a postgame fireworks presentation!

Visit – click on Schedule and then click the T in the June 8th box. On the corresponding page, type “KENT” in the password box. Service fees will apply.

Or, click here to download a flyer and order form (PDF).



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