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Illinois Spring Commencement

Columbia College conducts multiple commencement ceremonies during the calendar year, including two at the main campus (in April and December) in Columbia, Missouri; the remainder are held at Nationwide Campus locations across the country.

There are two commencement ceremonies in the Illinois area available for Columbia College graduates—the Spring Commencement and the Fall Commencement. Both ceremonies will include all master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degree candidates and will last approximately 60 minutes.

Spring Commencement – Saturday, May 13th, 2017 1:30pm in Elgin, Illinois.

Fall Commencement - Saturday, August 12th, 2017 1:30pm in Lake County, Illinois.

If you are interested in participating in a ceremony, please complete the Application for Commencement Ceremony located in Cougartrack. If you have any questions about the commencement ceremony, please direct them to the contacts below. 

Lake County/Great Lakes: Eulices Sanchez, or 847-336-6333

Freeport Campus: Sarah Goeke, or 815-599-3585

Elgin Campus: Karen Beckstrom, or 847-214-7197

Crystal Lake: Jim McNally, or 815-477-5440



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