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  • Plan to be at the ceremony at least 30 minutes before the posted ceremony start time.
  • Professional photographs will be taken of each graduate as they are congratulated by the University President. Please do not attempt to take photographs during the ceremony.
  • Please remain in your seats for the duration of the ceremony. Please do not block the aisles or passageways by attempting to greet or take photos with graduates


Tickets are not required for attendance.


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 GradImages

To assure that all graduates, their families, and friends may enjoy and view the ceremony, we ask that guests be considerate of one another when taking photographs.

Guests Requesting Special Accommodations

Guests with disabilities
The Auditorium and Cardinal Hall both have limited seating space for those in wheelchairs. Guests will be responsible to bring any special equipment (wheelchair, walker, etc.) they may need. Please register below for a reserved wheelchair seating space. Doors will open early to accommodate these guests into the auditorium.

Accessible Parking
Permanent spaces are designated for persons with disabilities.
Downers Grove Campus - 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.
Glendale Campus - There will be golf cart shuttles on the first floor of the parking garage assisting guests to the auditorium. 

Please select your college to request special accommodations. 

Illinois Campus

Arizona Campus

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove College of Dental Medicine -Arizona
College of Health Sciences - Downers Grove College of Health Sciences-Glendale
College of Dental Medicine - Illinois College of Pharmacy, Glendale
College of Graduate Studies - Downers Grove College of Veterinary Medicine
Chicago College of Optometry Arizona College of Optometry
College of Graduate Studies - Glendale
Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine

Campus Map/Directions

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 Cardinal Hall (Downers Grove, IL) and in the Auditorium (Glendale, AZ).

Downers Grove, IL

Glendale, AZ



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