Commencement > For Faculty
Faculty should have received general information about your college's commencement ceremony from your college coordinators.
Because paid parking in the area is highly limited, we encourage faculty to use public transportation or taxi/rideshare options. Wintrust Arena is accessible by city bus and elevated train. Please visit the Wintrust Arena website to learn more. Leave ample time when traveling to Wintrust Arena.
Please be aware that the area surrounding Wintrust has very limited paid street parking, though parking garage options are available. Please be aware that we expect Lot A to reach capacity quickly. With six ceremonies occurring over two days, traffic in the area may be heavy when guests from one ceremony are exiting parking areas while guests for the next ceremony are arriving. Click here for parking information.
Faculty are instructed to enter the Wintrust Arena via the 21st Street VIP entrance, located on the south side of 21st Street, mid-block between Indiana and Prairie Avenues. Please arrive one hour before the start of the ceremony.
Faculty who will be administering a hood to a graduate during your ceremony should watch this brief video for a quick overview.
Faculty and staff who have reserved regalia should plan to pick it up at on the Commencement Kickoff dates for their college. For those unable to come to Commencement Kickoff, regalia will be available at Wintrust Arena.