58th Annual Commencement - Class of 2024
All August 2023, December 2023 and May 2024 graduates will be honored at the 58th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Rosemont Theatre 5400 N. River Road in Rosemont, Illinois. Graduates need to arrive by 1 p.m. Theatre opens to the public at 1:45 p.m. Doors close at 2:45 p.m. Seating will end promptly at 2:50 p.m.
Please review this list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and responses that have been developed to better assist you in preparation for this year's Commencement Ceremony.
When do I have to submit my Application for Graduation?
The August 2023 Application for Graduation deadline was June 15, 2023.
The December 2023 Application for Graduation deadline was September 15, 2023.
The May 2024 Application for Graduation deadline is February 15, 2024.
For more information, or to check on the status of your Application for Graduation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3733, 3559 or 3444.
Do I have to attend the Commencement Ceremony?
While we encourage you to participate in the graduation ceremony, attendance is optional.
When and where do I order my cap & gown?
Caps & gowns will be available for purchase at the Follett Bookstore between Tuesday, March 26, 2024 and Tuesday, April 30, 2024 for $45.51 (taxes included). A $20 late fee will be added if purchased on or after May 1, 2024. Bookstore hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. You must present a valid state ID or driver’s license. DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! In-stock items are limited and special orders may take several weeks to arrive.
Can I draw on or embellish my cap?
You may embellish the top of your cap as long as it is tasteful. Offensive words or images will not be permitted in the ceremony and a new cap/tassel must be purchased on-site for $10 each, cash only.
I have a Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, will I receive an honors medallion?
An Honors Medallion will be included with your cap and gown order if you meet the following Cumulative Grade Point Average requirements (the average GPA across all of your semesters at Triton College):
High Honors Gold Ribbon Medallion
Associates Degree – Cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 4.0
Honors Red Ribbon Medallion
Associates Degree – Cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 3.74
Honors Blue Ribbon Medallion
Certificate – GPA 3.50 to 4.0
I am a member of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society, how do I order my stole, cords and tassel?
PTK Stoles, Cords and Tassels are available for purchase through the PTK Member Portal.
I am a member of the Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) Honor Society for Business Students, how do I order my stole, cords and tassel?
KBD Stoles, Cords and Tassels are available for purchase through the KBD Member Portal.
How many tickets will I receive? When and where do I pick them up?
Each graduate who participates in the ceremony will be given eight (8) 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 13 and Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the Follett Bookstore. Bookstore hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. You must present a valid state ID or driver’s license.
What if I have more family and friends that want to attend the Commencement Ceremony?
The Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed so your family and friends can share this memorable moment with you from the comfort of their own homes. A link will be provided on the Triton Website on the day of the ceremony.
What time should I or my guests arrive for the ceremony?
Graduates need to arrive by 1 p.m. Theatre opens to the public at 1:45 p.m. Doors close at 2:45 p.m. Seating will end promptly at 2:50 p.m. Be sure to give your guests their tickets in advance. Balloons and baby strollers will not be permitted inside the theatre. 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.
Where do I park? Do I need a Parking Pass? When/Where do I get one?
As parking spaces are limited at the Rosemont Theatre, each graduate is issued ONLY one parking pass to enter and park in the Rosemont Theatre parking lot. Parking Passes will need to be picked up between Monday, May 13 and Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the Follett Bookstore. Bookstore hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Attendee Parking (Family, guests and graduates without parking passes)
FREE PARKING will be available in the parking garage south of the Rosemont Theatre on N. Wesley Terrace.
Parking validation will be provided at the main lobby of the Rosemont Theater.
When will I receive my degree or certificate?
Depending on what you selected on your Application for Graduation, your diploma or certificate will either be mailed to you or ready for pick up from our Records Office, room B-220, 6-8 weeks after your last date of attendance. Graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony will receive an empty diploma cover on stage for photo purposes.
For questions regarding your diploma or certificate, please email email@example.com or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3733, 3559 or 3444.
Who can I contact about my graduation or the Commencement Ceremony?
Please direct all questions regarding your Application for Graduation, degree, or certificate to: firstname.lastname@example.org, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3733, 3559 or 3444, or visit the Records Office, room B-220.
Please direct all questions regarding the Commencement Ceremony or your cap and gown order to: email@example.com, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3383 or visit the Office of Student Life, room B-240.