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Headlines for the Week of February 25, 2013


Commencement Information:
ArrowGrad Info Day: Wednesday, March 6.
ArrowComposite Photos: Last chance to sit for your graduation photo, March 6, 7 and 14!
Arrow2013 Grad Survey Due Tuesday, April 30.
ArrowGrad Fest: Tuesday, May 7.
ArrowCaps and Gowns.
ArrowHotel & Visitor Information for Commencement Weekend.
ArrowCommencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 19, 2013.
ArrowInformation for Out of Town Graduates.
ArrowHave a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
ArrowAnnouncing the 2013 Class Gift Project! Make a gift today.
ArrowCommittee members.
Chicago-Kent Alumni Career Advisor Network:
ArrowLog-in Instructions for Students.
Student organizations:
ArrowWant to connect with alumni?

Commencement Information

Grad Info Day: Wednesday, March 6

On Wednesday, March 6, stop by our table on the 3rd floor between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to get more information about Commencement and order your cap & gown in person. We will also have more information on ordering memorabilia and diploma frames.

Composite Photos: Last chance to sit for your graduation photo!

Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Room 325

Sign up online at by Monday, March 4.

Thursday, March 14
11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Room 325

Sign up online at by Tuesday, March 12.

2013 Grad Survey Due Tuesday, April 30

This form is required for ALL graduates. Please complete the spring graduate survey at

Grad Fest: Tuesday, May 7

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.

Caps and Gowns

If you plan to participate in the 2013 Commencement ceremony, you must order your cap and gown by Monday, April 1 at Midnight. The online order form is available at or you can order in person at the Graduation Info Fair on March 6.

Hotel & Visitor Information for Commencement Weekend

Chicago-Kent has secured room blocks at two nearby hotels for families wishing to make reservations for Commencement weekend. Visit the 2013 Commencement Hotels & Visitor Information page for more information.

Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 19, 2013

Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 pm at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt. The 2013 keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

IIT All-Campus Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 18, 2013

All law graduates are invited to participate in the IIT All-Campus Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 on main campus at 10:00 am. Please note that if you intend to be individually recognized, this will take place at the law school ceremony on Sunday, May 19. More information will be available at the commencement web site in the coming months, but please indicate your interest in the Graduate Survey.

Information for Out of Town Graduates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2013 and are planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony, please email 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 for additional details no later than March 15.

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.


Class of 2013 Class Gift

Announcing the 2013 Class Gift Project

The Class of 2013 is raising money to purchase two televisions for a student lounge area that will be created on the southeast side of the 2nd floor Spaketeria. The existing space, which includes tables and chairs, will be converted to an informal student lounge with comfortable seating, group gathering space, and partitions to separate the lounge from the remaining area of the Spak.

The Class of 2013 Class Gift will purchase two flat-screen televisions to be mounted on the walls within this space, with a continuous CNN or other news feed for students to enjoy while meeting, studying, or relaxing in the updated space.

The Class of 2013 has set a goal of $4,000 to purchase two televisions for this space. Help them reach their goal by making your gift today! Visit to see illustrations of the new space design.

Committee Members

Current committee members include:

Katerina Alexopoulos
Dunstan Barnes
Amy Chesshir
Kylin Fisher
Alex Grace
Amy Harvey
Peter Henry
Judy Li
Ryan Thoma
Daniel Zapata

Rising 3L's: Would you like to help the Class of 2013 leave a lasting legacy at Chicago-Kent? The Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee is currently in formation. Email Kayla Portillo at if you are interested in joining this committee, or join us for our first meeting:


Alumni Career Advisor Network

Alumni Career Advisor Network: Log-in Information for Students

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Alumni Association and Office of Career Services offer the 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 Association website.

First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to 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.”
  2. 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 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 contact the Office of Career Services at or visit Suite 360.


Student Organizations

Want to connect with alumni?

Are you involved in leadership of a student organization and would like to:

ArrowInvite alumni to your events? 
ArrowFind alumni speakers or panelists?
ArrowPartner with the Alumni Association on events?

Contact the Alumni Association at for more information on how the Alumni Association can help connect you with the Chicago-Kent alumni community.



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