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CUPPA COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION for May, 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

For Public Administration, Urban Planning and Policy, Urban and Public Affairs, and Urban Studies graduates and degree candidates for May, 2016.

Graduates, degree candidates, and guests are invited to:

CUPPA Commencement
Friday, May 6, 2016, 10 a.m.

UIC Forum
725 Roosevelt Road (Corner of Halsted Street and Roosevelt Road), Chicago
Brief reception to follow.

RSVP required by April 15, 2016, to:

UPA and US Students: Contact Carlos Lopez, clopez41@uic.edu, 312.413.2565

PA Students: Contact Sarah McDonald, smcdon1@uic.edu, 312.996.3109

UPP Students: Contact Hazel Brown, memi@uic.edu, 312.996.6211

ON THE DAY OF COMMENCEMENT: BE PRESENT AND DRESSED BY 9:40 A.M.

All degree candidates and CUPPA faculty must be present, dressed in academic regalia, and ready to assemble for the processional by 9:40 a.m. on Friday, May 6. Dressing areas at the UIC Forum will open at 9:00 a.m. Enter through the main entrance.

TRAVEL AND PARKING INFORMATION
Please see http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcsa/commencement/directions.shtml for travel directions to Student Center East and parking information for the UIC Forum.

CAPS AND GOWNS
Academic regalia will be available for purchase at the Student Center East Bookstore beginning in mid-April.

If you're eligible to attend this year's commencement ceremony and plan to attend, please see http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcsa/commencement/index.shtml for instructions on how to purchase a cap and gown. You **must** purchase a cap and gown before the event. When purchasing a master's gown, be sure to clearly convey your degree title (i.e., MPA or MUPP) to Bookstore staff.

* MPA and MUPP candidates and graduates should receive a hood, cap, gown, and tassel.
* Bachelor candidates should receive a blue cap, blue gown, and white tassel.

* PhD candidates wear the same color regalia, regardless of major.

Caps and gowns will go on sale at the UIC Bookstore in mid-April. See http://www.uicbookstore.org for their hours of operation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please contact Jodi White Jones, jmwhite@uic.edu, 312.413.9127.

Commencement Website for all of UIC