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Commencement 2024

Countdown to Your Cap and Gown

Welcome to the Stuart School of Business Countdown to Your Cap and Gown! As the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and academic achievement, the journey toward graduation is a milestone worth celebrating. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, this is your time to shine, reflect on your academic journey, and look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

On this page, you'll find a wealth of information about upcoming events, receptions, ceremonies, and memorable moments that will make your graduation day truly unforgettable. Join us as we count down the days to donning your cap and gown, crossing the stage, and embarking on the next chapter of your life. This is a time to celebrate, connect with fellow graduates, and express gratitude for the support of faculty, friends, and family who have played a crucial role in your success.

Congratulations on reaching this momentous milestone, and we look forward to celebrating with you!

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Stuart Graduation Guidance Sessions

To prepare our graduates for Commencement, Stuart is hosting several drop-in Graduation Guidance Sessions to ensure proper completion of the necessary requirements (listed below) and answer any questions you may have. All pending graduates are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided.

Dates and Times

All sessions are held at Conviser Law Center, Room 480

  • Friday, March 22 at 4–5:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23 at 12:30–2 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25 at 4–5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 4–5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27 at 4–5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28 at 4–5:45 p.m.

2024 Commencement Deadlines

Degree Conferral Application

The due date depends upon the semester in which you graduate. The Degree Conferral Application can be accessed via your MyIIT portal. Those who complete the form after the stated deadline are subject to a late fee.

  • Fall 2023 graduates deadline: September 11, 2023
  • Spring 2024 graduates deadline: January 29, 2024
  • Summer 2024 graduates deadline: May 31, 2024
Ceremony Response Form

Due: Thursday, February 29

Any students who complete the Ceremony Response Form (CRF) after the February 29 deadline will not be guaranteed guest tickets for the ceremony.

Please note: You may log back in to change your RSVP responses before Monday, April 8.

Name Reader Instructions

Due: Wednesday, April 3

Any students who complete the Ceremony Response Form after the RSVP update deadline (Monday, April 8) will have limited opportunity to choose how their name will be pronounced when they cross the stage at the Commencement Ceremony.

Cap and Gown Order

Due: Wednesday, April 3

Any students who complete the Cap and Gown Order Form after the April 3 deadline will be required to pay an additional express shipping fee to ensure delivery of regalia before the May 11 ceremony.

Alumni Contact Information

Update your post-graduation contact information in your MyIIT portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some, but not all, commonly asked questions regarding the upcoming Commencement Ceremony.

Illinois Tech Graduate Salute

Tuesday, April 23, at 1–7 p.m., Hermann Hall

If you are planning to participate in the 2024 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, mark your calendar for April 23 for Graduate Salute! During this required event, graduating students will receive access to their digital guest tickets to the Commencement Ceremony and much more! No appointment is needed, just head over to Hermann Hall between 1–7 p.m. Please be sure to bring your HawkCard ID.

At Graduate Salute You Will:
  • Speak with the Stuart Career Management Center team and share your employment needs or plans
  • Receive access for release of your digital tickets after the event starting Friday, April 26
  • Meet with academic advisors to finalize any last-minute action items before Commencement
  • Interact with Illinois Tech alumni to make sure you are connected and prepared to stay in touch with Illinois Tech after you have graduated
  • Learn about opportunities to continue your education at Illinois Tech through our master’s and Ph.D. programs
  • Have the opportunity to order your personalized graduation announcements and class ring onsite
  • Take photos with your friends and faculty (keep an eye out for Talon, Illinois Tech’s mascot)
  • Enjoy light refreshments and network with college deans, faculty, staff, and your fellow graduates

If you cannot attend Graduate Salute, contact Lyzzette Rodriguez, Student Engagement Specialist ( after completion of the career survey, to coordinate receiving your electronic tickets.

Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Those who have accepted membership into Beta Gamma Sigma are invited to participate in an honors ceremony during which inductees will receive a personalized certificate, honor stole and cords, medallion, and tassel charm.

Stuart Class of 2024 Celebration

Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m., Hermann Hall Ballroom

Celebrate your academic dedication, innovation, and excellence at our Stuart School of Business Class of 2024 Celebration! Join faculty, staff, guests, and fellow graduates for a festive evening dedicated to acknowledging your achievements. Cheers to the Class of 2024 as you embark on your next chapter, equipped with the skills and values instilled by Stuart.

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m., Hermann Hall Auditorium

The Illinois Tech Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony is a solemn and joyous occasion where we honor and celebrate the academic achievements of our doctoral candidates. Witness the symbolic passage as each candidate is hooded, signifying their scholarly accomplishments and dedication to advancing knowledge in their respective fields. Congratulations to our brilliant Ph.D. graduates!

Questions about the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony? Contact

Illinois Institute of Technology’s 155th Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, Credit Union 1 Arena, located at 525 South Racine Avenue in Chicago

Stuart School of Business students graduating in fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024 are eligible to participate in Illinois Institute of Technology’s 155th Commencement Ceremony. Stuart will participate in Ceremony 2, which also includes Armour College of Engineering and Lewis College of Science and Letters.

  • Noon—Stuart student and faculty check-in begins
  • 1 p.m.—Doors open (guests must arrive before 1:45 p.m.; tickets required)
  • 2 p.m.—College Ceremony 2 begins

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Congratulations, graduates!

Have Questions?

Review the Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can’t find the answer there, 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 one best suited to answering any questions you have:

Don’t know which department to ask? Send your question to one of the Stuart College Commencement Planners:

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