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Convocation Ceremonies

Below is a guide to the winter and spring ceremonies that will recognize you for your academic accomplishments.

May Commencement and Convocations

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Several options are available to you if you choose to participate in the May Commencement ceremonies. You may attend the Campuswide Commencement as well as the LAS ceremony that applies to your major.

Campuswide Commencement Ceremony

The University hosts a Campuswide Commencement ceremony.

LAS Convocations

Many units within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hold convocations, which are more personalized than the Campuswide Commencement ceremony. You may attend both a college ceremony and the campus commencement. Please refer to the following ceremony links below after December 1, 2015, for the 2016 ceremony information.

Winter Convocation

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 10-11:30 a.m.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Watch a video of the LAS Winter Convocation 2015 ceremony.

LAS hosts a collegewide ceremony in December to recognize students earning a degree in August or December 2015. Students have the option of participating in the LAS Winter Convocation ceremony or in the Campuswide Commencement ceremony and an LAS departmental ceremony held in May. There is no Campuswide Commencement ceremony in December. Degree candidates for the winter ceremony will be sent information via email regarding registration.

  • Register for Winter Convocation
    You must register between October 1 and November 18, 2015, to participate in Winter Convocation and to receive tickets for your guests. PhD candidates are asked to provide the name of the faculty who will perform the ceremonial hooding.
  • Additional Instructions for Students
    How to order regalia (required) and obtain tickets, driving directions, when to arrive, and more.