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Commencement Day

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 

Processional begins promptly at 10:45 A.M.
Chicago State University - Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center

Are You Ready to Graduate? 2018 Graduation Checklist 

  1. As soon as possible see your Academic Advisor to assess your readiness to graduate and complete your graduation application. 
  2. Take your advisor-approved graduation application to the Bursar Office (ADM 212) for review of your University financial account. NOTE: Even if you are receiving funding from an external source (i.e. agency, Veterans Affairs) it is your responsibility to ensure that your account is reconciled.   
  3. Once the Bursar has provided your account reconciliation see the cashiers to pay any outstanding fees and to pay your graduation application fee of $50.00 (ADM 212)
  4.  February 9th - is the deadline for Graduate students to submit advisor-approved graduation applications to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (ADM 200) for Spring 2018 degree conferment. Advisors must also submit the associated GAPP form by this date. Students submitting applications after the September 14th deadline will not be eligible for Fall 2018 degree conferment or for participation in the 363rdCommencement Ceremony
  5. October 26th- is the deadline for undergraduate students to submit advisor-approved graduation applications to the Office of Evaluations (ADM 128). (See page 4 of the Commencement Bulletin) Students submitting applications after the October 26th deadline will not be eligible for Spring 2018 degree conferment or for participation in the 363rd Commencement Ceremony.
  6.  After  October 26th, you may purchase commencement regalia at the CSU Bookstore. You may pick up regalia that was ordered online from Herff Jones during Commencement Countdown.    
  7. Each graduate that pays the $35.00 Commencement participation fee will be allotted 5 tickets for the Fall 2018 ceremony. (See page 11 of Commencement Bulletin.)  Tickets are distributed during Commencement Countdown.
  8. November 28, 29, and December 1 – Commencement Countdown.  Graduates should attend one of the dates of Commencement Countdown to pick up ceremony tickets, cap and gown (if purchased online), take graduation photos, and complete final University checkout. (CRSUB- Rotunda & Cougar Cove) (See page 5 of Commencement Bulletin.)
  9. December 13th - Commencement Day 

For detailed information regarding your upcoming graduation review the Commencement Bulletin