Commencement Registration

Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 Graduates are invited to participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony held virtually Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 2 pm.
In light of the public health recommendations currently in place, the Illinois Central College spring commencement will transition to an online virtual ceremony. The format may be different, but the excitement to celebrate ICC students has never been more inspired. The virtual ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

In addition to announcing the graduates’ names, live remarks will be made by Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, ICC President. ICC welcomes Kim Blickenstaff, local community developer and ICC alumnus, as this year’s keynote speaker.

Registration for the Virtual Commencement is a two-step process:

Step 1 Register for Commencement Online

Deadline to register is April 22, 2020.

Graduates will receive an email with instructions on how to join the virtual ceremony.

Step 2 Order Your Cap, Gown, and Tassel

Deadline to Order April 14, 2020.

If you would like to and haven’t done so already you may still order your cap, gown, and tassel through Herff Jones. If a black cap and gown are already owned, you must still order your tassel. If you order a cap & gown, or tassel it will be shipped directly to your house

If you already ordered a cap and gown from Herff Jones, you have a choice to:

  1. Cancel your order and request a refund.
  2. Request to have your order shipped to your home.

Please visit Herff Jones website to indicate your decision.

Participation in Commencement does not automatically ensure that a student has earned a diploma or certificate. Final grades, and therefore degree certification, are verified as soon as possible following the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to the student approximately 6 weeks after all final grades are posted.