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It's Your Time!

You have accomplished a huge milestone in your academic career. Celebrate your achievement by enjoying a week of exciting events! Events open to Class of 2022 and guests.


 Celebration Pass Rates:

Early Bird Pass: 3/28 – 4/15         $100 

Regular Sales: 4/18 – 4/29          $150

{The Celebration Pass is an all-access pass that allows admission to each Grad Celebration Week activity along with a complimentary Class of 2022 T-shirt}


Monday, 5/9/22, 7:10 pm, Guaranteed Rate Field

  • White Sox v. Cleveland GuardiansBring your family and friends to the Field for an exciting baseball game! 
    • Individual Event, $20 per person. Transportation is not included.  

Tuesday, 5/10/22, Chicago River (boards at NBC Tower), 12 – 2:30pm

  • Grad Cruise. Enjoy a festive afternoon on the beautiful Chicago River to celebrate your accomplishment. Buffet, beverages, cash bar, and live DJ included.
    • Individual Event, $65 per person. Transportation is not included.     

Wednesday, 5/11/22, E-Lounge, 7 – 9 pm

  • Grad Week Networking Affair.  As you prepare to enter the workforce, hear success stories from GSU alum and professionals in the field. Special invited guests and light refreshments.
  • Individual Event, $20 per person 

Thursday, 5/12/22, Hall of Governors, Noon – 2 pm

  • Class of 2022 Grad Brunch. Come hang out with your friends one last time before the big day. At the end of the brunch, partake in a Class of ‘22 celebratory champagne toast. 
  • Individual Event, $25 per person  

Friday, 5/13/22

  • Grad Blast, Post your cap & gown and GSU swag pics to social media using #ItsTheYEARForMe.

Saturday, 5/14/22

  • 2022 Commencement Ceremony, Tinley Park Convention Center
  • Congratulations, celebrate your academic accomplishment today:
    • • 10 a.m. College of Arts & Sciences and College of Business
    • • 4:30 p.m. College of Education and College of Health & Human Services

Class of 2022 t-Shirts available for individual purchase for $10 each at the CASHIER'S OFFICE. Sizes Small - 2XL; Colors: Dark Grey or Black.

All monies collected at the CASHIERS OFFICE. CASH and Credit Cards accepted. NO AMERICAN EXPRESS. Please have your student ID number available. 

Visit for final schedule and Commencement ceremony FAQ’s. For questions regarding Grad Celebration Week, email


Contact with questions. Please visit the Commencement website for Commencement updates and questions.