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.
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 convocation ceremony that applies to your major.
Campuswide Commencement ceremony
The university hosts a Campuswide Commencement ceremony.
- Astronomy and Physics
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Earth, Society, and Environment, School of
Atmospheric Sciences; Earth, Society, and Environment; Geography; Geology
- English and Creative Writing
- History and Philosophy
- Integrative Biology, School of
- Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, School of
Classics, Comparative and World Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, French, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Interdisciplinary Studies, Linguistics, Religion, Russian, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, Teaching English as a Second Language, Translation and Interpetation
- Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of
- Mathematics (including Math-Computer Science) and Statistics (including Statistics-Computer Science)
- Political Science and International Interdisciplinary Studies
African Studies, European Union Studies, Global Studies, Individual Plans of Study, International Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political Science, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
- Sociology, Anthropology, and Interdisciplinary Studies
African American Studies, Anthropology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Sociology
10 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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 and LAS departmental ceremonies 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.
Additional instructions for students
How to order regalia (required) and obtain tickets, driving directions, when to arrive, and more.
Doctoral degree candidates may also choose to participate in the Campuswide December Hooding Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts' Foellinger Great Hall. LAS degree candidates may participate in either the Campuswide Hooding Ceremony or the LAS Winter Convocation or both. Please see the Grad College's website for more information.
Celebrate your graduation—or another newly minted Illinois alumnus—with a paver or theater chair in Lincoln Hall. You’ll support the Lincoln Scholars Initiative and as a result, LAS students for years to come.
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