What should I wear to the Commencement Ceremony?

SAIC does not require a cap and gown for the ceremony. This is a celebratory occasion where graduates are invited to dress as they feel appropriate.

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Where can I purchase announcements and diploma frames?

SAIC is partnering with Herff Jones to provide both graduation announcements and diploma frames. Announcements and frames may be purchased by visiting this website.

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What should graduating seniors do ASAP to prepare for graduation?

Get a credit check from Academic Advising and Student Success, Sullivan Center, 36 South Wabash Avenue, suite 1204, to make sure your degree requirements will be met. Call 312.629.6800 to make an appointment.

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Where should family and friends stay?

We strongly urge anyone requiring hotel accommodations for Commencement weekend to make reservations immediately, as we anticipate that hotels will fill up quickly. A variety of hotels are located in the Chicagoland area. It is generally easiest to find hotels in Chicago through websites like orbitz.com, expedia.com, or travelocity.com.

Click here for more information on where to stay, including hotels with preferred rates for SAIC guests.

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Where are diplomas mailed?

Diplomas are mailed to the address you submitted on your Graduation Application. If you wish to pick up your diploma at the Registration and Records office, please notify them: 312.629.6700 or saic.registrar@saic.edu.

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Will photographs be taken?

Photographs will be taken by Grad Images, a professional photography organization that specializes in photographing Commencement ceremonies. Three individual pictures will be taken of each graduate during of the ceremony and proofs will be emailed to the student within five days of the ceremony. Several different package options will be available for purchase. 

To learn more, visit gradimages.com.

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