Academic Services (Registrar)
January 2015 Commencement Information
Commencement exercises will be on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Hyatt Regency Chicago (Grand Ballroom, Gold Level East Tower), 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois. The ceremony will start promptly at 3 p.m. Students should report to the Hyatt Robing Room no later than 1:30 p.m for robing. The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. Immediately following commencement, a reception will be held for faculty, graduates, and their guests. We suggest making dinner reservations for 6:30 p.m. in the city and accordingly in the suburbs.
Checklist for Graduates
Apply to Graduate: Please complete the online application to graduate by Friday, September 26, 2014.
Online application coming soon.
- Order Your Cap, Gown, and Accessories Online: Each graduating student attending commencement must rent his/her cap and gown online through Herff Jones. Website and additional information TBA.
- Cap and Gown Pick-Up: Friday, January 16, 2015 | Noon-6 p.m. in Room 310
- Graduate Reception: Friday, January 16, 2015 | Noon-2 p.m. on 3East
Gather with colleagues, friends and family for food, drinks and fun. This is a great chance for your family and friends to take a tour of John Marshall and meet your professors.
- Obtain Your Commencement Tickets: Graduates do not need an admission ticket for Commencement; however, tickets are required for guests. Each graduate will receive 10 tickets, available in the Career Services Office, Room 405, beginning on December 1, 2014. Please note that upon picking up your graduation tickets, you will be required to undergo an exit interview with a Career Services Office staff member.