Given the solemn yet celebratory nature of commencement, all participants are expected to follow some basic rules of etiquette for such occasions.
Guest tickets will be used for the upcoming ceremony of Chicago College of Pharmacy on May 22, 2014, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 23, 2014 and College of Health Sciences on August 28, 2014.
Tickets are required for each guest to be admitted into the Littlejohn Auditorium for the live ceremony.
The university has arranged for professional photographs to be taken during the commencement ceremonies as each graduate receives their handshake with the University President by Grad Images (a division of Chappell Studios).
To assure that all graduates, their families, and friends may enjoy and view the ceremony, we ask that guests are considerate of one another when taking photographs.
Guests with Special Needs
The Auditorium/Littlejohn Hall has limited seating space for those in wheelchairs. One family member will be able to sit next to the guest in a wheelchair, while the rest of the family will be able to sit in the rows just in front of this area. Guests will be responsible to bring any special equipment (wheelchair, walker, etc.) they may need.
Special Needs Parking
Permanent spaces are designated for persons with disabilities. If you have a person that would like to be dropped off near the entrances, please let the parking attendants know as you approach the Parking Garage.
From our main entrance, campus signage will direct guests to our parking garage.
For a campus map and driving directions to campus, please select from the campus below. The commencement ceremony is held in Littlejohn Hall (Downers Grove, IL) and in the Auditorium (Glendale, AZ).