Virtual Graduate Salute

Congratulations, graduates! Illinois Tech is hosting a virtual Graduate Salute for graduates who are interested in purchasing caps, gowns, tassels, diploma frames, alumni gear, or class rings. The university did not charge the graduation fee in the fall 2020 semester or the spring/summer 2021 semesters. Graduates are welcome to purchase any items they would like to help them celebrate this milestone achievement.


Caps, gowns, and tassels are available from the Herff Jones website [Chicago-Kent students please see below]. The order deadline to receive your gown prior to the virtual Main Commencement ceremony was Monday, April 19, 2021. All other orders need to be placed by Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Any order placed after Wednesday, June 30, 2021, will incur additional fees. Please note: student regalia will take 2.5 to 3 weeks to ship once ordered.

Diploma Cover

Illinois Tech Diploma Cover

An Illinois Tech cover is available to purchase to protect your diploma.

Alumni Gear and Diploma Frames

You can also purchase clothing, diploma frames, and other Illinois Tech items from the Illinois Tech Bookstore.

Class Rings and Announcements

Looking for a class ring or an announcement of your graduation? Check out Balfour’s website for multiple options. 

Chicago-Kent College of Law Graduates

Are you a student graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law? Visit the Chicago-Kent Commencement website for information about Grad Salute and the virtual ceremony.

Welcome to the Illinois Tech Alumni Association!

What is the Alumni Association?
The Illinois Tech Alumni Association keeps alumni connected through local and international events, volunteer opportunities, and a robust online community.

Who is a member of the Alumni Association?
YOU! The association is free and available to all graduates of Illinois Tech who want to reconnect and forge new relationships. You don’t have to do anything to join.

Why participate?
Illinois Tech graduates are innovating all over the world, founding and leading successful businesses, and making breakthrough discoveries that change the world. Alumni welcome the chance to network with fellow alumni, give back to the university community, and build pride in Illinois Tech worldwide.

How to get involved:
●    Update your contact information or share your news in a Class Note
●    Join The Bridge, Illinois Tech’s alumni networking platform
●    Attend alumni events or reunions
●    Keep learning and participate in Alumni University
●    Nominate fellow alumni for Alumni Awards
●    Give to support current Illinois Tech students

For more information on how to get involved or contact Constituent Engagement at