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51st Annual Commencement - Class of 2017

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 2016 graduation petition deadline was on June 3, 2016. The December 2016 graduation petition deadline was on September 12, 2016. The May 2017 graduation petition deadline is Monday, February 6, 2017. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3733, 3559 or 3444.

Q: When and where is the Commencement Ceremony?
A: All August 2016, December 2016 and May 2017 graduates will be honored at the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017 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 between Monday, May 15, 2017 and Friday, May 19, 2017 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 TritonCollegeClassof2017. 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 19, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be offered on a first come, first served basis. 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 Tuesday March 28, 2017 and Friday, May 5, 2017 for $47.18 by cash, credit or debit. A $20 late fee will be charged if purchased on or after Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Q: What if I lost my graduation cap or tassel?
A: Additional caps and tassels will be available for purchase on the day of the commencement ceremony for $10 each, plus tax, 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 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. in room J-107. Honors Medallions will be available at the Office of Records and Evaluations room B-216 between March 30, 2017 and May 19, 2017. 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. Do not draw on or embellish your cap, gown, or tassel as these items will not be permitted in the ceremony and a new cap/tassel must be purchased on-site for $10 each, cash only.

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 TritonCollegeClassof2017. 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.