Family and Friends

Given the solemn yet celebratory nature of commencement, all participants are expected to follow some basic rules of etiquette for such occasions.



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 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 be considerate of one another when taking photographs.

University Seal

This low resolution image is available for personal use for graduation celebrations  i.e, cake design. Click here for file.

Arrangements for Persons with Special Needs

Guests with Special Needs
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 accomodate these guests and one additional guest may accompany them into the auditorium.

Special Needs 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
Chicago College of Pharmacy College of Dental Medicine-Arizona/Arizona College of Optometry
College of Health Sciences-IL College of Health Sciences-Glendale / College of Graduate Studies
College of Dental Medicine-IL College of Pharmacy-Glendale
College of Graduate Studies College of Veterinary 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