Graduation ceremonies

Graduates at University of IllinoiBelow 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

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

LAS convocations

University-wide commencement ceremony

The university will hosts a university-wide commencement ceremony the morning of Saturday, May 13. Visit the Illinois Commencement website for more information.

Winter Convocation

The College of LAS hosts a collegewide ceremony in December to recognize students earning a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in August or December of that year. Participating doctoral degree candidates will be hooded during the ceremony.

There is no university-wide commencement ceremony in December. 

2022 LAS Winter Convocation
Saturday, December 17 · 5 pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801


Access instructions for Winter Convocation


Doctoral hooding ceremonies

Please see the Grad College's website for information.