Commencement 2023


This year's Commencement ceremony was held Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Genesee Theatre - a beautiful concert hall and musical venue located at 203 North Genesee Street in Waukegan, Illinois. 

Commencement marks the official academic ceremony where President & CEO Jeff Anderson & Chief Academic Officer Neil Holman confer the degrees. All 2023 Graduates and their families were invited to attend. There is no limit to the number of guests. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.  

Coming Soon! Commencement Recording and Photographs
Links to the ceremony recording and photographs from the day will be sent via email to all graduates as soon as possible.
Commencement Program: The program may be viewed through this link. Feel free to share it with your friends and family!

2023 Commencement is Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the Genesee Theatre

12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Arrival, Check-in, Robing, Professional Headshots
1:15 p.m. Auditorium Doors Open for Guests 
1:45 p.m. Graduate and Faculty Line-up
2 p.m. Ceremony Begins 

FAQs: For additional information, please visit this link

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact our graduation team at or text us at 847.404.4043.

Congratulations, Class of 2023! 

Questions? Please email or contact a member of the team directly:


Dana Kaechele
Commencement Event Co-Manager
Executive Assistant, Jeff Anderson and Office Manager


Currie Augustine
Commencement Event Co-Manager
Director of Student Experience & Engagement


Diana Booth


Cathy Kissling
Sr Manager Institutional Research 


Eileen Timm 
Assistant Registrar