Monthly Archives: April 2009

Fall 2009 Registration Begins May 1st.

Online registration for the fall term will open Friday, May 1st, 2009 for all continuing students.

The schedule will be available to view April 30th

Once registration is open, you will be able to log into online registration and register for your summer classes. If you have difficulty registering for some classes, register for the courses for which you are able to register first, complete your registration, then contact the Registrar’s Office at and we will assist you with the rest of your schedule.

Students are strongly encouraged to speak with Academic Advising before registering for classes. Academic Advising is located on the 2nd floor. Feel free to stop by to make an appointment, or call Advising at 312.697.8000 ext. 9313.




Chicago’s Celebration of Art, Antiques & Culture

Friday, May 1st 11am-7pm

Saturday, May 2nd 11am-7pm

Sunday, May 3rd 11am-6pm

Monday, May 4th 11am-4pm Art Chicago & NEXT

11am-3pm The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair

Artropolis will once again be taking place at The Merchandise Mart May 1-4, 2009. One ticket allows you access to all the three concurrent shows: Art Chicago®, NEXT, and The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair.

To purchase tickets:

Click here

For more information about Artropolis please visit:

For more information on specific shows please visit the following websites:

Designs for Dignity Volunteer Opportunities

Designs for Dignity Volunteer Opportunities

Event Help

Designs for Dignity needs student volunteers to assist with the décor, silent auction set-up, and break down for the 10th Anniversary Spirit Awards Gala.  Student volunteers will receive free admission to this fabulous networking event, a $150 value!

Thursday, May 14th 4:00-10:00 pm

Students may work a partial shift in case of a class/work schedule conflict

Please sign up by April 30th

Frame Design Contest

Designs for Dignity would love to give 10 student the opportunity to display their talent. They are asking students to create 8×10 decorated frames to be used to display photos of previous Design for Dignity makeover projects.  These frames will be auctioned off at the event and proceeds will go towards funding future projects.

First place wins 2 tickets to the Designs for Dignity Spirit Awards Gala

Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 4th


Excellent portfolio opportunity!  Designs for Dignity needs student volunteers to photograph guests and award recipients for the 10th Anniversary Spirit Awards Gala.  Students will receive free admissions to the event. Please sign up by April 30th.

Interested participants for any of these opportunities need to contact:

Estela Hartley

Space Thresholds

The second edition of Space Thresholds is now available at the print center!!!!

Support your school by purchasing a copy and read articles from  faculty and students!!!

Cost       $9.95 each

Authors include: Allyson Wilkovich, Constantine Vasilios, Ryan Kapp, Andrew Conklin,

Janet Whitmore and others.

This year’s title is Style and Substance.

Dream Home 2009- April 17 – December 18, 2009

Dream Home 2009- April 17 – December 18, 2009

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, DreamHome will become a permanent fixture at the historic Merchandise Mart, inspiring luxury design year round.

With a fresh layout, the home will inspire a lifestyle experience for all involved. Open to the public:

Merchandise Mart

First floor North Lobby
M-F 10 am -5 pm  and Sat. 10 am – 3 am

DreamHome represents the unparalleled beauty created when the city’s leading interior designers collaborate with the immeasurable showroom resources of The Merchandise Mart Design Center. Conceived and executed by the MMPI team, whose reach, resources and experience within the design community make this project possible.
DreamHome provides inspiration to design professionals; exposure to discerning consumers for showrooms, manufacturers, design professionals and sponsors; and appreciation for high-end design to the Chicago area and beyond. In addition, DreamHome will serve as the backdrop for private dining … proving once again that it’s more than just a show house.

Financial Aid Reminders!

Students planning to utilize financial aid for the summer 2009 semester should contact the Financial Aid Office immediately to make sure all necessary documents have been completed.

Students planning to utilize financial aid for the fall 2009 semester need to complete the 2009/10 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ASAP. The FAFSA may be completed online at

 As of April 30th, Sallie Mae will replace the Signature Loan with their new Smart Loan. The Smart Loan is designed to save the borrower money over the life of the loan by requiring in-school interest payments and a repayment period based on the borrower’s overall student loan debt. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

2009 Commencement Ceremony Information

Attention Graduates and Prospective Graduates:

If you have RSVP’d to participate in the upcoming 2009 Commencement Ceremony, please review the below details regarding the commencement venue, cap/gown pick up and guest tickets:

Our annual commencement ceremony honoring our graduates will be held on:

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

The Palmer House – Hilton

17 East  Monroe

( The Grand & State Ballroom)

12:00- Graduate Line Up

1:00pm-Ceramony begins (Ceremony is approximately two hours in length)

Cap, gowns and four allocated guest tickets will be available for pick up the week beginning Monday April 27th- Friday, May 8th, 2009

In suite 212

(Grads do not require a ticket for themselves)

There is no additional cost for extra tickets-but please note-they are available on a first come first serve basis:

Friday, May 8th, 2009


2nd floor Registrar’s Office

Additional questions: