Commencement 2022


We are excited to announce that Commencement will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm on the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management campus - rain or shine! The address is 1905 West Field Court Lake Forest, IL 60045. 

Livestream link:  This link will now work until we begin livestream.  Livestream will begin at 1:45p.

Our Class of 2020 Graduates were not able to have an official walk across the stage graduation Due to COVID-19. We are honored to have them participate in this ceremony as well. 

COVID UPDATE 09.16.2021: Due to the recent mandates Lake Forest Graduate School is hosting this event completely outdoors.  Entrance to the building can only be for restroom use.  If you prefer to wear a mask, we encourage you to do so.  Your safety is important to us so we will have hand sanitizer and wipes available throughout the campus for your use. We will not be serving any food during this event, but will provide water to help us stay hydrated.

Please review these important details:

  • Each graduate will receive an invite via text message early August 2021 (text campaign). Here you will be able to join the celebration text campaign, RSVP for yourself and your guests, order regalia, post fun photos to social media with our AI tool, and so much more!  This exciting new way to engage in graduation is for you to celebrate online and with your friends and family!  This link is unique to you.  Do not share it with your classmates.

  • Each participating graduate has received all tickets they requested.  If you did not receive your QR code, no worries!  Come anyways you are all set! 

  • All graduate information must be completed no later than September 4. Instructions are included in the text campaign. 

  • There is no graduation participation fee - the only cost is for your regalia (cap, gown, stole and tassel) which you may keep.  Please order regalia through the text campaign or

  • Graduate arrival time: 1:00pm – 1:30pm CST.  Graduates will line up at 1:45p - DO NOT BE LATE.
  • Headshot availability: 12:45PM - 1:30PM
  • Guests Arrival: 1:00pm – 1:45pm CST and can go directly to their outside bleacher seats.  Seats are first come first served.

The FAQ sheet holds a ton more information:  View here

Throughout your time as an LFGSM student, there have been many people who have made your life easier. Maybe it was a boss who postponed a business trip for you because of a looming deadline at school. Maybe it was your spouse who provided moral support or kept the kids quiet while you studied. Maybe it was your kids who cheered you onto success and understood when you had to miss a game because of class. Whomever your special people were, you can thank them with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Graduation is an incredible opportunity for you and everyone who supported you to celebrate your accomplishment. You will always remember this day and so will all the LFGSM staff and faculty who will be present to cheer you on. It's a wonderful event that you won't want to miss! 

Questions may be directed to

Questions? Please email or contact:

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

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

Diana Booth

Cathy Kissling
Sr Manager Institutional Research