Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13.

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 2018 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 8th and 9th, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at The Court (731 S. Plymouth Court).

Commencement Tickets - Click Here

Attention Graduates!

Order your guest Commencement Tickets HERE

You must know the day and time of your ceremony before placing your order. Refer to the Ceremony schedule below for details. The initial dates for Ticket Distribution will take place on Monday, April 16th 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, April 17th 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Please check your Loopmail for Ticket Distribution dates scheduled after the 17th.  

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


2018 Ceremony Schedule - Click Here

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10 A.M
English and Creative Writing (U,G)
Cultural Studies (English and Creative Writing and Humanities, History, and Social Sciences) (U)
Education (U)
Dance (U)
Fashion Studies (U)
Theatre (U)
Creative Arts Therapies (G)

2:00 P.M.
Audio Arts and Acoustics (Includes Music Technology) (U)
Business and Entrepreneurship (U,G)
Communication (includes Radio) (U,G)


Sunday, May 13, 2018
2 P.M.
American Sign Language (U)
Cinema and Television Arts (U,G)
Science and Math (Arts and Materials Conservation) (U)

5:30 P.M.
Art and Art History (U,G)
Design (U)
Interactive Arts and Media (Includes Animation) (U)
Music (U,G)
Photography (U,G)

2018 Commencement Booklet

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