Commencement Information

52nd Annual Commencement - Class of 2018


Commencement FAQs

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.

When do I have to submit my Graduation Petition?

When and where is the Commencement Ceremony?

What time should I arrive to the theatre?

How many tickets will I receive? Do I need to have one? Where do I pick them up?

Where can I pick up extra tickets?

Where do I purchase my cap & gown?

What if I lost my graduation cap or tassel?

Where do I pick up my honors medallion?

Can I wear additional regalia or dressings with my cap and gown?

When will I receive my degree or certificate?

Where can I receive more information about commencement?

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Commencement Parking Instructions

Graduate Parking (Only for Triton College Graduates)

  • As parking spaces are limited at the Rosemont Theatre, each graduate will be issued one parking pass to enter and park in the Rosemont Theatre parking lot. You will be issued ONLY one parking pass when you pick up your tickets for the commencement ceremony. Your tickets and parking pass will be distributed at the Follett Bookstore along with your cap and gown between Monday, May 14 and Friday May 18, 2018. Bookstore hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
  • If possible, all graduates are encouraged to try to carpool.
  • If you misplace your parking pass, you will be required to park in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center parking garage located at 9600 Williams Street, down the street from the Rosemont Theatre on River Road.**Parking validation will be provided at the main lobby of the Rosemont Theater

Attendee Parking (faculty, staff, family, guests and graduates without parking passes)

  • FREE PARKING will be available at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center parking garage located at 9600 Williams Street, down the street from the Rosemont Theatre on River Road.
  • **Parking validation will be provided at the main lobby of the Rosemont Theater.

For more information on commencement activities, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3383 or email commencement@triton.edu.

Directions to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Parking Garage from the Rosemont Theatre

  1. Start out going north on River Road
  2. Turn left onto Williams Street
  3. Enter the Donald E. Stephens Parking Garage

Parking validation will be provided at the main lobby of the Rosemont Theater.
Ceremony Parking Map

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Commencement Do's and Don'ts

The following list is a quick instruction guide to help create a pleasant and memorable experience for you on commencement day. Please review the directions and share the information with family and friends that will be attending the ceremony.

DO

  • Arrive at the Rosemont Theatre by 1:30 p.m. Doors close promptly at 2:45 p.m.
  • Carpool with family and friends
  • Give commencement tickets to guests prior to arriving at the theatre
  • Inform your guests that seats may not be saved or held for late comers. All theatre seating is on a first come, first serve basis
  • Leave your belongings with family or friends during the ceremony
  • Upon entering the main entrance of the theatre, follow the signs to the second floor for graduate check in and instructions
  • Practice writing your name phonetically. Example: Raul Santiago would be written as Rah-ool San-tee-ah-go.

IMPORTANT: Only official caps and gowns purchased through Follett Bookstore are allowed to be worn at the ceremony unless approved by the Follett staff prior to commencement.

DON'T

  • Do not bring purses, backpacks, cameras, cell phones or any other personal items with you
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the theatre
  • No noise makers of any kind will be allowed in the theatre
  • Strollers or car seats are not allowed in the theatre
  • No balloons are allowed in the theatre
  • Do not take pictures or interrupt speaker during preliminary lineup instructions
  • Do not stop or disrupt the processional flow to take pictures or accept flowers. Please inform your guests of this rule
  • Do not leave empty seats between graduates
  • Do not exit theatre until instructed to do so by an usher
  • Do not leave any personal items on theatre seats, you will be changing seats after walking across the stage

PLEASE NOTE: Extra caps and tassels will be available for $10.00 in the check in area. Honors medallions will NOT be available on or after commencement day.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
Accommodative seating is available at the Rosemont Theatre. Please ask theatre personnel for assistance. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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