Class of 2024 graduates are invited to participate in the festivities all week!


$100 Pricing includes admission to each activity and a Grad Swag Bag (2024 t-shirt and sunglasses). T-shirts available for pick-up and purchase on Monday, 5/13 and Wednesday, 5/15 from 10am - Noon in Hall of Governors AND on Wednesday from 6-8pm in Hall of Governors.


  • Payments accepted at the GovState Cashier’s Office from 4/19/24 – 5/10/24 
    • Cash payments now accepted at the check-in table for all on campus events. See calendar below.

Calendar of Events

Graduate Development Summit

Monday, May 13, 2024
Hall of Governors & Engbretson Hall
1PM | Free admission – Must RSVP on Jaguar Connection

Class of 2024 graduates are invited to this one-stop shop to learn about the latest tips and tricks to successfully transition into the workforce.

  • Mock Interviews
  • Networking Tips and Tricks
  • Headshots
  • Building a LinkedIn Page


Grad Voyage: Sailing Into Success!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
5:30PM BOARDING, Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL
$70 per person

Come hang out with Class of 2024 graduates. Dinner and beverages included. Cash bar available. Guests welcome. This event asks for formal attire but welcomes casual styles of dress.


“A CAPtivating Future”

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Hall of Governors
$10 per person

Graduating Students are invited to decorate their graduation cap
while enjoying a Waffle-on-a-Stick. This family-friendly event includes:

  • A customized ring for the graduate
  • Cap decorating materials
  • A mindfulness session
  • A vision-boarding session


Let’s Toast to Triumph: Grad Celebration Brunch

Thursday, May 16, 2024
$20 per person

GovState grads and guests are invited to toast to the Class of 2024! Includes a complimentary champagne toast and meal.


GovState Gram Finale

Friday, May 17, 2024
All Day
GovState Instagram

The 'Gram Finale challenges all 2024 Graduates to express their excitement for graduation in the most extravagant way possible via Instagram posts. We ask students to show their school pride by using the hashtag #GOVSTATEGRAD. Top entries will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa gift card.

Visit for registration links. Email for inquiries.