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Freeport Commencement

Graduates throwing Caps

Columbia College conducts multiple commencement ceremonies during the calendar year, including two at the main campus (in May 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 encompass all master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degree candidates and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Spring Commencement – Saturday, May 14th, 2016 1:30pm in Elgin, Illinois.

Fall Commencement - Saturday, August 20th, 2016 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, esanchez@ccis.edu or 847-336-6333

Freeport Campus: Sarah Goeke, sagoeke@ccis.edu or 815-599-3585

Elgin Campus: Karen Beckstrom, kbeckstrom@ccis.edu or 847-214-7197

Crystal Lake: Jim McNally, jpmcnally@ccis.edu or 815-477-5440


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