Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14.

You’ve just spent the last few years at Columbia College Chicago preparing for the future and now it’s time to step into that future and make it happen! We’re here to help you through this process, and keep you organized every step of the way.

Columbia’s 2017 Commencement ceremonies will take place at the beautiful and historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. This venue has a stunning historic atmosphere, abundant seating and is conveniently located near hotels and parking.

Please check back here for more information and you may also contact 312.369.7459 or

Attention Graduates!

Cap and Gown Pick-Up will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9th and 10th, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at The Court (731 S. Plymouth Court). 

YOU MUST RESERVE and PICK UP your guest tickets if you have not already done so. See directly below.

Commencement Tickets - Click Here

Attention Graduates!

You may now reserve your guest tickets for Commencement!

PLEASE NOTE: Reserving your tickets is NOT the final step. You will need to pick up your tickets at ticket distribution, which will begin on April 17th, 10 am – 3 p.m. and 18th, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Conaway, 1104 S. Wabash – 1st floor. Starting April 19th, distribution will move to 916 S. Wabash – Suite 301, Monday through Thursday, 10a.m. – 3p.m.

Click HERE to order your Commencement Tickets and log in with your Columbia College Chicago single sign on password. Follow the prompts to request up to 6 guest tickets (you will not need to reserve a ticket for yourself).

If you need to designate a proxy to pick up your tickets for you, please click here for details/instructions.

For questions about Commencement or the ticket portal, contact or call 312.369.7459.


2017 Ceremony Schedule - Click Here

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 A.M
Communication (G/U)
Interactive Arts and Media (U)
Creative Writing (G/U)(Creative Writing and English)
Cultural Studies (U)(HHSS and English)
Radio (U)

1:30 P.M.
Audio Arts and Acoustics (includes Music Technology) (U)
Creative Arts Therapies (G)
Dance (U)
Television (U)
Theatre (U)

5 P.M.
Business and Entrepreneurship (G/U)
Fashion Studies (U)
American Sign Language (U)

Sunday, May 14, 2017
2 P.M.
Cinema Art and Science (G/U)
Photography (G/U)

5:30 P.M.
Art and Art History (G/U)
Design (U)
Music (G/U)
Education (G/U)
Science and Math (U)

Now that you know when, and where, here’s how to get started. The official Graduation Check List will help you stay organized in preparation for all graduation requirements. Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to a successful and celebratory culmination of your Columbia student experience. Make sure you check back frequently for any updates and to check off the boxes on your list!

For more information please contact 312.369.7459 or