College of LAS « Illinois

Convocation ceremonies

Below is a guide to the winter and spring ceremonies that will recognize you for your academic accomplishments. This page is updated as information becomes available, so check back for updates.

May commencement and convocations

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017

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 check back after December 1, 2016, for the individual units' ceremony information.

Winter Convocation

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 of that year. 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.