Picture of 2019 Commencement Ceremony


Commencement 2023

SAIC’s Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday May 21, 2023.

SAIC will also provide a livestream of the Commencement ceremony on the afternoon of May 21st. Family and friends of graduating students may find the livestream by visiting and clicking on the livestream icon just prior to 2:00 p.m. CT. 

Ceremony Information

When and Where

The Commencement ceremony will take place in-person on Sunday, May 21st, 2023 at the Wintrust Arena, located at 200 East Cermak Road. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. and doors for guests and graduating students will open at 12:30 p.m. All students must arrive by 1:15 p.m. to participate in the ceremony. We expect the ceremony to end at approximately 4:30 p.m. 


Ticket information will be available at the beginning of the Spring 2023 term.


SAIC does not require a cap and gown for the ceremony. This is a celebratory event where graduates are invited to dress as they feel appropriate. As Spring approaches, SAIC will provide options for students to order a cap and gown if they wish.

Entering Wintrust Arena

Guests will enter through the main entrance to the arena, on the corner of Cermak Road and Indiana avenue. Staff will be available to direct you. Guests with mobility impairments will be assisted to the appropriate seating accommodation. 

Students will enter at the north end of the arena at the corner of Indiana Avenue and 21st Street. Students will receive their seating assignment and be assisted to their assigned seats. Students should arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. For directions on how to get to Wintrust Arena, please click here

Special Accommodations

Any person with a disability who would like to request an accommodation should contact as soon as possible to allow adequate time to make proper arrangements. 



More information will be communicated over the course of the spring term. If you have any questions, please email