DAY-OF DETAILS FOR GRADUATES
Is there a rehearsal before the ceremony?
Yes. It begins at 9 a.m. All information about the day-of schedule can be found online.
What time is the commencement ceremony?
The ceremony will take place at The Chicago Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. Guest seating begins at 10 a.m.
What should I bring with me to the ceremony?
Please arrive to rehearsal in regalia. Note, comfortable shoes are recommended as graduates will be standing for extending periods of time.
Students will need to show their ticket through the Ticketmaster app. and their photo ID.
There are no formal dressing rooms available at the theater. Extra regalia items will be available on-site in Chase Lounge located in the theatre’s basement.
What do I need to know about my regalia?
Please see the regalia page of this website or the FAQs below. Note, comfortable shoes are recommended as graduates will be standing for extending periods of time.
Where do I park?
Please see the directions and parking page or the location and parking FAQs below.
Is there a place to leave my personal belongings during rehearsal or the ceremony?
Line-up areas are not monitored during the rehearsal or ceremony. If students must bring valuables, they will need to carry them throughout the ceremony or give them to a guest. A coat check is available in the main lobby.
What COVID-19 protocols are in place?
There are currently no requirements for graduates or their guests to show proof of vaccination or a negative test, nor will they be required to wear masks in the venue. Should there be any changes due to government mandates or venue protocols, students will be notified via their Adler email account.
RECEIVING YOUR DIPLOMA
Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
Will my diploma be mailed to me?
How can I update the address my diploma is mailed to?
How do I order my regalia?
The University purchases regalia for each student to wear and keep, including the required gown, cap, hood, and tassel. Students can also choose to order custom-made regalia. Information can be found on the regalia section of this website.
When do I need to order my regalia by?
Whether you are ordering regalia paid for by Adler or purchasing custom-order regalia, all orders must be purchased by end of business Sept. 15, 2022.
Are honor cords available?
Adler does not provide honor cords. Students who are members of Psi Chi can order cords directly through the International Honor Society of Psychology for $17.25.
How many tickets will graduates receive?
Are additional tickets available?
How do I access my tickets?
If guests are unable to attend, can they watch the ceremony?
LOCATION & PARKING INFORMATION
Where is this year’s ceremony?
The Chicago Campus Commencement Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at The Chicago Theatre.
The Chicago Theatre is located at:
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Is parking available & how much does it cost?
Discounted parking vouchers for the InterPark Garage at Randolph/Wabash (20 E. Randolph) will be available in the main lobby of the theater starting at 10:00 a.m., after rehearsal, and after the commencement ceremony. You must have your parking ticket with you in order to receive a validation sticker as it is placed directly on your ticket.
Parking in the garage will cost $15 for 12 hours.
Is public transportation available to the venue?
Yes, guests can get to the Chicago Theatre by train or bus. Details can be found on the Chicago Theatre’s website.
Are there accessible transportation options available?
Yes, the Chicago Theatre has several options available for private wheelchair accessible transportation. Visit their website for more information. Please note, if you or one of your guests have additional accessibility needs, please complete this Access Services Request Form or email DisabilityOffice@adler.edu by Nov. 1.