50th Annual Commencement - Class of 2016

Commencement F.A.Q.'s

Please review the list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and responses that have been developed to better assist you in preparation for this year's Triton College Commencement Ceremony.

Q: When do I have to submit my Graduation Petition?
A: The August 2015 graduation petition deadline was on May 29, 2015. The December 2015 graduation petition deadline was on September 14, 2015. The May 2016 graduation petition deadline is Friday, February 5, 2016. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3733, 3559 or 3444.

Q: When and where is the Commencement Ceremony?
A: All August 2015, December 2015 and May 2016 graduates will be honored at the 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rosemont Theater, 5400 N. River Road in Rosemont, Illinois. Doors will close at 2:45 p.m.

Q: What time should I arrive to the theatre?
A: Graduates need to arrive at the theatre by 1:45 p.m. and check in at the graduate table on the second floor. Be sure to give your guests their tickets prior to checking in. Balloons and baby strollers will not be permitted inside the theater. Graduates will not be allowed to carry purses, bags or other personal belongings during the ceremony. Please give these items to one of your guests prior to checking in.

Q: How many tickets will I receive? Do I need to have one? Where do I pick them up?
A: Each graduate who participates in the ceremony will be given eight (8) tickets: one (1) ticket for themselves and seven (7) tickets for their family and guests. All guests ages 2yrs and older will require a ticket. Tickets will need to be picked up during the week of May 16 through May 20, 2016 in the Follett Bookstore. You must present a valid state ID or drivers license and the original receipt of your cap and gown order.

Q: Where can I pick up extra tickets?
A: We have created a group on Facebook called TritonCollegeClassof2016. If you use Facebook, we encourage you to join this online group. You can put out requests for additional tickets from other graduates on that Facebook page. You may also pick up extra tickets at the Follett Bookstore on Friday, May 20, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For more information on extra tickets, contact the Follett Bookstore at (708) 452-1180.

Q: Where do I purchase my cap & gown?
A: Caps & gowns will be available for purchase at the Follett Bookstore between March 23 and May 6, 2016 for $44.00 by cash, credit or debit.

Q: What if I lose my graduation cap or tassel?
A: Additional caps and tassels will be available for purchase on the day of the commencement ceremony for $8 each at the Follett Bookstore table (cash only).

Q: Where do I pick up my honors medallion?
A: Honors medallions will only be available for graduates participating in the commencement ceremony. Honors medallions can be picked up at the Salute to the Grads: Graduation Fair on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or at the Office of Records and Evaluations Room B-216. Honors medallions will not be available on commencement day.

Q: Can I wear additional regalia or dressings with my cap and gown?
A: Only academic regalia issued by the institution's cap and gown company will be permitted. No additional dressings on the gown are permitted in this formal ceremony, except for honors medallions and Phi Theta Kappa gold stoles and cords.

Q: When will I receive my degree or certificate?
A: Your actual degree or certificate will be mailed, or you may pick it up once you have received a letter of notification from the Records Evaluator's Office confirming that you have completed your degree/certificate requirements.

Q: Where can I receive more information about commencement?
A: We have created a group on Facebook called TritonCollegeClassof2016. If you use Facebook, we encourage you to join this online group. We will post updates and additional ceremony information on Facebook on a regular basis. Also, you can post photos, comments, memories, and put out requests for additional tickets from other graduates. Also, view our Commencement Parking Instructions and Commencement Do's and Don'ts pages.

For more information please contact the Office of Student Life at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3383.