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ID 2021 Commencement

May 15, 2021
11:00am-12:00pm CST
MDes, MDM, MDes + MBA and PhD candidates from IIT Institute of Design will be awarded their degrees in a virtual ceremony.

All degrees for the 2020–21 Commencement Ceremony at Illinois Tech will be awarded on Saturday, May 15, 2020, in a virtual ceremony.

ID students, family, and friends are invited to watch the Opening Ceremony hosted by the university starting at 10am on May 15.

ID's own ceremony will be available beginning at 11am on May 15 and will include remarks from Dean Denis Weil, Director of Graduate Admission and Student Engagement Rachel Dean, graduates Alpha Wong and Tommie Collins in conversation with ID alum Akilah Halley (MDes 2005), remarks from student speaker Justin Bartkus, and, of course, the virtual commencement "walk."

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About IIT Institute of Design (ID)

IIT Institute of Design (ID) builds responsible, cooperative, intelligent futures. Founded by László Moholy-Nagy as The New Bauhaus in 1937, ID is known for pioneering human-centered design and systems design. Today ID is home to the only US design school devoted completely to graduate students. But ID is more than a graduate school. ID is an international community of learners and practitioners who are addressing the biggest issues of our time by eliciting a power unique to humans: creativity. Learn more about ID at