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Spring Convocation

The Honors College Convocation recognizes the members of the Honors College Graduating Class of 2024.

You have worked so hard to get to this point, and we want to celebrate your achievements.  Each Honors College graduate will receive a gold Honors stole at the ceremony, as a visible symbol of accomplishment, which can be worn at all other college commencement ceremonies. Each graduate will also receive a certificate of Honors College membership.

We are proud to partner with Marching Order to create your graduation experience. Marching Order will create a display to show your name, degree, and major on screen as you cross the stage.  Marching Order will also have professional name readers record your name to be played while you are on stage.  All graduates are encouraged to use the “Record your Name” feature on the registration form to ensure that your name is recorded properly. Additional information will be sent by email in March.

Event Spring 2024 Honors College Convocation
Date May 1, 2024
Time 7:00 pm
Location UIC Dorin Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Length of Program Approximately 90-100 minutes

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(1) Submit your Honors College GRADUATION DECLARATION.   Due April 1.

(2) Register with Marching Order:  A unique link to your Marching Order Registration page will be emailed to you, starting March 4.  If you have not received it by March 15, please contact Stacie McCloud at smccloud@uic.eduDue April 7.

 You must complete both forms to be fully registered for the ceremony.

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The ceremony will require formal academic dress (cap and gown). Caps and gowns are for purchase from the UIC Bookstore, located on the first floor of Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted.  You can also order online, shipping and in store pickup options are available.

For more information, visit the UIC Commencement page.

Tickets Heading link

Tickets are required for this event.  Each graduate is allotted six tickets. You will request your tickets through Marching Order.  Any remaining tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning April 10.

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The Capstone Completion Form must be submitted by Friday, April 26. You must complete your Capstone, including all paperwork, to receive your gold stole and certificate.

Honors College Gold Stole Heading link

Graduates attending the Honors College Convocation Ceremony will receive their gold stole at the ceremony. Graduates unable to attend the Convocation may pick up their gold stole from the Honors College Reception desk beginning May 2. The Honors College gold stole may be worn with your academic attire at all other college commencement ceremonies.

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The Honors College will feature one member of the Class of 2024 to deliver a graduation message of 3 to 5 minutes during the convocation.

If you would like to be considered for our Graduating Student Speaker, please submit a draft of what you would say in your address to Stacie McCloud at by 9:00 am on Monday, April 1.

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The Honors College proudly awards the Donald and Leah Riddle Prize to one outstanding graduating senior regardless of major field.  While we will be unable to recognize the recipient at the Convocation, we aim to continue the selection process.   The award is based on academic excellence and leadership. The winner receives a bronze medallion and a $1,000 cash prize. The Riddle Prize is made each year in recognition of the former UIC Chancellor Donald Riddle and his wife Leah and honors the Riddles’ contribution to the campus.

The application is available through UIC SnAP.  It requires a one-page resume, a personal statement, and at least one letter of recommendation.

Deadline for application: Monday, April 1

Faculty Awards: Outstanding Fellow, Outstanding Instructor, Outstanding Capstone Supervisor Heading link

If you have a Fellow, Capstone supervisor or HON course instructor who you think is especially terrific, please take a moment and nominate them for:

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 1 . The judges will use your short nominating paragraph as the basis for their decision, so please take a few minutes to think of a few reasons why the person you are nominating deserves this honor.

This is our chance to recognize and thank the faculty who are making an impact in the Honors College. You can nominate in all categories, and you may nominate the same person for more than one category.  Here is the link.

Latin Honors Policy Heading link

Latin Honors listed below will appear on UIC transcripts for undergraduate students who earned degrees Summer 2004 or thereafter.

Summa Cum Laude 3.90 and above GPA
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 to 3.89
Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.74

Summa Cum Laude (Gold) = Highest praise
Magna Cum Laude (Silver) = High praise
Cum Laude (Bronze) = Praise

UIC will reserve the right to make permanent adjustments to the list of students receiving Latin Honors based on final semester grade point average.  For additional information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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Honors College Fellows, Faculty and Friends are encouraged to attend the Honors College Convocation.

Faculty who will attend the Honors College Convocation should register here.

Please register by no later than March 22 if you need to order academic robes.  Faculty who order academic dress directly from the Honors College may pick up their robes at the UIC Dorin Forum on May 1. You are welcome to keep the robes with you throughout the weekend and return them after the last ceremony.

If you missed the link to order robes in the Faculty Response Form, here is the direct link to the Robe Order.

Whether you have ordered robes or are bringing your own, you may begin robing in the staging area at the UIC Dorin Forum at 6:30. Please follow the directional signs to the staging area.


Additional Information Heading link

Please check the UIC Commencement website for additional details related to the Spring 2024 UIC Commencement ceremonies:

Further Questions? Heading link

Please contact Associate Dean Stacie McCloud at or call the Honors College at (312) 413-2260.

 Congratulations to all our graduates!