Commencement Caps


The university’s 154th Commencement Ceremony will take place in person at McCormick Place, Hall B1 on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Please check this page regularly in the coming months for information and important updates regarding commencement.

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Main Ceremony

Illinois Tech’s 153rd Commencement ceremony was held in person on the university’s Mies Campus in Chicago and also broadcast live around the world. The Main Ceremony began at 10 a.m. CDT, and Academic Unit Ceremonies and Receptions followed. View college/unit ceremony locations and times.

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College/Unit Commencement Ceremonies

Academic Unit Ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 14 between the hours of noon–3 p.m.

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John P. Calamos Sr., Nashita Syeda, Henry White

Commencement Speakers

The Main Ceremony featured keynote speaker John P. Calamos Sr. (ECON ’63/M.B.A. ’70), founder, chairman, and global chief investment officer of Calamos Investments, and our student speakers, Nashita Syeda, recipient of the Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science, and Henry White, recipient of the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Master of Public Policy and Administration.

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Honorary Degree Recipients

Illinois Tech presented two honorary degrees during the Main Ceremony. Recipients included John P. Calamos Sr. (ECON ’63/M.B.A. ’70) and Fred Eychaner.

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Celebrate on Social!

We invite you to virtually celebrate this accomplishment with us by taking a video or photo and using #IllinoisTechGrad or @Illinoistech 

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Commencement Programs

Have questions?

Make sure you contact the correct department! The Commencement ceremony is a very large event, and many different departments are involved. We want to make sure you contact the department best suited to answering any questions you have:

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