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Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

Join us in celebration of the ICO Class of 2018 as our students become Doctors of Optometry. This year’s Commencement is in a brand new location, so please read the below details carefully!

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11 a.m.

Guests with tickets may enter Symphony Center at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the order that they arrived. At approximately 10:45 a.m., guests without tickets will be allowed seating as it is available.

Map displaying distance between Illinois College of Optometry and Symphony CenterWhere
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Click HERE for information on garages surrounding the venue.

For discounted parking, try apps like ParkWhiz or SpotHero on your smart phone.

ICO President Dr. Arol Augsburger will serve as the Commencement speaker. A catalyst for progress and innovation in optometry, Dr. Augsburger has dedicated his work to improving the profession in academics, clinical expertise, and organization management for more than 40 years. We welcome Dr. Augsburger and look forward to his guidance and reflections on the profession of optometry as he begins his next chapter in life.

Photography & Social Media
A professional photographer will be capturing each graduate’s big moment on stage as s/he receives their diploma. ICO provides one portrait to each graduate at no cost. Due to a very strict fire code, family members are not permitted to walk forward (and block aisles) for photography.

We’ll be posting Commencement news and pictures to ICO’s Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram. Just be sure to tag us and use hashtag #ICOClassof2018 to join the conversation!

Please contact Sharon Uher in the Student Affairs Office with any questions: 312.949.7405 or