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Headlines for the Week of May 6, 2013


Commencement Information:
GRAD FEST is Tuesday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m..
Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Commencement Details
Visitor Information for Commencement Weekend.
Information for Out of Town Graduates.
Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
Update on the 2013 Class Gift Project! 33% of the way to goal! Make a gift today.
Committee members.
Chicago-Kent Alumni Career Advisor Network:
Log-in Instructions for Students.
Student organizations:
Want to connect with alumni

Commencement Information

Grad Fest is Tuesday, May 7 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Your All graduates who are participating in Commencement must pick up their caps and gowns and tickets at Grad Fest on May 7th. A picture ID is required and you must have completed the Graduate Survey in order to pick anything up.

and If you are not able to come on May 7th, you may designate someone to pick up everything for you - please email to inform us of who your designated representative will be.

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 author and attorney Scott Turow.

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.

Commencement Details

The Commencement ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. All graduates must arrive between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.

Doors will open for guests at 1:30 p.m.

The ceremony should last about 90 minutes and a champagne and cake reception will follow immediately afterward in a tent across the street from the Forum.

If any of your guests require special seating arrangements, please email as soon as possible.

Visitor Information for Commencement Weekend

Visit the 2013 Commencement Hotels & Visitor Information page for more information.

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.

Class of 2013 Class Gift

Update on 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 is 33% of the way toward their goal of $4,000. 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 Katie Aune 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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