Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the class of 2018! On Monday, May 14, SAIC will celebrate graduating students during its 2018 Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Rd.

The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m., and doors will open at 11:30 a.m.  All students must arrive by 12:15 p.m.  to participate in the ceremony.

About Wintrust Arena

SAIC has hosted its Commencement exercises at many venues throughout the years, most recently at the Auditorium Theatre. Moving the Commencement Ceremony to the Wintrust Arena will double seating capacity for guests of graduating students, which has been a priority for past graduates and their families and friends. The number of guest tickets will double, as each graduating student now will be allowed six guest tickets in addition to one graduating student ticket.

This premiere event space, which opened in October 2017, is located south of SAIC’s campus in the heart of McCormick Square, an area that includes Chicago’s convention and event hub McCormick Place. Designed by noted architect Cesar Pelli, and built so that every seat in the house has an intimate view of the action, this state-of-the-art facility can accommodate up to 10,000 people. Learn about nearby parking options.