2019 Commencement Ceremony at CTS

The 2019 Commencement of Chicago Theological Seminary will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2pm at Trinity United Church of Christ. The Commencement ceremony is open to all – no tickets are needed. Feel free to invite as many family members, friends, and church members as you like.

Rev. Susan B. Thistlethwaite, PhD will be our keynote speaker.

If you are a student and have questions about your graduation status, please contact Elena Jimenez, Registrar at 773.896.2471 or via email at ejimenez@ctschicago.edu

If you have general questions about the ceremony and the activities leading up to Commencement, please contact Dr. Emily Vogt, associate dean at 773.896.2422 or via email at evogt@ctschicago.edu

Commencement Week Activities

Join us for Chicago Theological Seminary’s Annual Commencement Week Celebrations. Graduates and their families, friends, and alumni are invited to join the CTS community at the following events leading up to Friday’s Commencement Ceremony:

  • Graduate Chapel – Wednesday, May 15 at 12 Noon at CTS
  • Spring Fest – Thursday, May 16 at 4 pm in the 4th Floor Dining Room
  • Celebrate Susan – Friday, May 17 at 6 pm in the 4th Floor Dining Room



Details on how to watch the ceremony live will be released as the date nears.


Info for Graduates

Students who will be participating in the Commencement exercises, should refer to the Commencement page on myCTS.

Past Commencement Ceremonies

2018 Commencement