To accommodate all graduates and guests, ceremonies will be divided by degree program. Please look closely at the following schedules for your specific ceremony. This schedule and using 60% capacity of the ATO Chapel is in compliance with the Bridge Phase of Illinois. If state guidelines change, we will adjust the schedule accordingly and notify students promptly of any changes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Commencement Team at [email protected].
All 2020 grads were invited to participate in the spring 2021 ceremonies. The last day to RSVP for this event was March 31st. Please check your tiu.edu email for more details or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
For questions regarding academics, diplomas, etc, please contact Academic Records at 847.317.8050.
Ceremony 1 | ATO Chapel, Friday May 14th, 10:00 a.m.
MA Biblical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Languages
MA Church History
MA New Testament
MA Old Testament and Semitic Languages
MA Theological Studies
Master of Theology
PhD Theological Studies
Graduate Check in: Friday May 14th, 9:15 a.m.
Ceremony 2 |ATO Chapel, Friday May 14th, 2:00 p.m.
Certificate in Christian Studies
MA Chaplaincy and Ministry Care
MA Educational Ministries
MA Intercultural Studies
MA Mental Health Counseling
MA Urban Ministry
Graduate Check in: Friday May 14th, 1:15 p.m.
Ceremony 3 | ATO Chapel, Friday May 14th, 5:00 p.m.
Master of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry
PhD Educational Studies
PhD Intercultural Studies
Graduate Check in: Friday May 14th, 4:15 p.m.
Our Commencement ceremonies will be held with full compliance to government policies for the Bridge Phase. The Chapel will be limited to 60% of capacity. Masks will be required by all. If state guidelines change, we will adjust the schedule to accordingly and notify students promptly of any changes.
Each student will be permitted to bring no more than 2 guests to allow for adequate safety of everyone in attendance.
Each student will be allowed up to 2 guests. While we understand this is a smaller number than normal, we hope that bringing some key supporters, family members, and friends will help you feel celebrated and honor the people who helped you through your Trinity Journey. All other family members, friends, and supporters are welcome to watch the ceremony through our live stream at stream.tiu.edu. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding in this unique and challenging time.
Tickets will be given directly to each of our graduates who has been approved for graduation and filled out the Commencement Participation Form with the intention of walking by the deadline of March 31st. We ask that all graduates please honor the 2 guest limit so that all graduates may have loved ones present under our COVID safety guidelines. If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
Each ceremony will be livestreamed at stream.tiu.edu at the time of the event. All are welcome to watch from afar.
Due to COVID restrictions, we are having a limited “grab and go” reception where graduates and their guests can pick up a goodie bag of refreshments and socialize with professors and friends. If weather allows, picnic areas will be available throughout campus for you and your guests.
The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Each student should notify the Commencement Team ([email protected]) if they, or any of their guests, need assistance or special accommodations. We are happy to serve you in any way we can!
Parking will be available for all guests including special accommodations for those who need close parking. Upon your arrival, staff will help guide you to the appropriate parking location.
Commencement Day Photos – GradImages is offering a 20% discount on your entire order when you register before May 13!
To request information regarding your graduation photos call
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For graduate rings, apparel and announcements visit: