2018 Commencement Schedule

184rd Commencement Events Information
May 2018


Friday, May 4, 2018
6:00 p.m.                Cross Cultural Celebration hosted by Ministry Centers
                                 McGaw Common Room
                                 5460 South University Avenue

Friday, May 11, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.   Doctor of Ministry Reception by reservation (see student portal for form)
                                 McGaw Common Room

This is a time for Doctoral graduates and their families to meet faculty members, staff and other graduates. RSVP by April 13, 2018.

Academic garb will be available for pick up near the reception or you may contact Chandra Wade, Registrar for more information at cwade@mccormick.edu

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.    Worship and Reception
                                 Augustana Chapel, 1100 E. 55th St. and
                                 McGaw Common Room

The worship service is for all graduates, their families and friends followed by a reception where all can greet faculty members and other graduates. No RSVP is required.

Academic garb will be available for pick up near the reception.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:30 a.m.                Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photos in Academic Garb
                                 St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
                                 5472 S. Kimbark Avenue

The photo order form can be found on the student portal.

11:00 a.m.              Graduates' Brunch
                                 LSTC Refectory, 1100 E. 55th Street

Sponsored by the Office of the President and the Alumni/ae Office by reservation. RSVP by April 30, 2018.

Please contact Stephanie Moore by email at smoore@mccormick.edu

Graduates attend for free. There is a charge for each guest ticket. Seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Reservations are complete when payment is received by Stephanie Moore.

12:30 p.m.              Robing and placement in the processional
                                 St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

All candidates should assemble at 12:30 p.m. sharp at St. Thomas. Allow sufficient time for unforeseen delays.

1:00 p.m.                Commencement Service
                                 St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Seating tickets are not used but choice seats will fill quickly. St. Thomas is wheelchair accessible. Photography is not permitted during the service.

Immediately following the Service
Preparation for 4:00 p.m. mass will begin immediately following our service. Photos may be taken in the garden just outside St. Thomas Church or in the event of inclement weather, graduates and families may return to the Seminary for photos.

Graduates return academic garb, fill out the new address forms and receive their diplomas from the Registrar at the Seminary in the Buchanan Lounge.

3:30–5:00 p.m.      Seminary Commencement Reception
                                 McCormick Theological Seminary
                                 McGaw Common Room

No reservations are required. All graduates, their families, and friends are cordially invited back to the Seminary immediately following the commencement service for a celebration reception.

Find directions to the Seminary on the Contact Us page.
                                 McCormick Theological Seminary and McGaw Common Room
                                 5460 S. University Avenue

                                 Augustana Chapel
                                 1100 E. 55th Street

                                 St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
                                 5472 S. Kimbark Avenue

Visitors may park on the streets near the Seminary, Augustana Chapel, and LSTC. The St. Thomas Parking lot may be used on Saturday, but please remove your car from the St. Thomas lot as soon as possible following the service. Be aware of city parking regulations.

Any questions? Please contact Jennifer Ould, Office of Academic Affairs, 773-947-6307.

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