Commencement Archives

Congratulations, doctors!


Commencement 2018

On May 19, 2018, the Illinois College of Optometry celebrated its 175th Commencement. Together, we welcomed 154 new doctors into the profession of optometry. This year’s ceremony was in a brand new location- the Chicago Symphony Center. The 2018 Commencement Address was delivered by ICO’s president, Dr. Arol Augsburger, who will be retiring later in the year.

Relive ICO Commencement day with this collection of media and materials. In addition to the below, video footage and pictures can be found on social media using hashtag #ICOClassof2018. Finally, the ICO journey doesn’t end with Commencement! Click the links to the left on this page to discover the resources and opportunities available to all ICO alumni.

Congratulations, new doctors!

A Look Back

More Resources:

View and download some images from the event on Flickr.​

Reference the programed used during the ceremony.

Speaker Highlights:

Fun Facts:

  • 154 members in the graduating class

  • 25 states represented

  • 5 Canadian provinces represented

  • 34% graduated with high honors

  • $200,000+ in scholarships and awards were recognized at Capstone