Graduation 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.

Winter Convocation

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. Students have the option of participating in the LAS Winter Convocation ceremony or in the university-wide commencement and LAS departmental ceremonies held in May. There is no university-wide commencement ceremony in December.

2021 Winter Convocation

1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Degree candidates must register to participate in the ceremony. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 16.


For additional instructions, including how to order the required regalia, obtain tickets, and more, click here.



Spring Convocation

May 2021 Commencement and convocations

To mark this important occasion, we’ve prepared a special video message for you and your loved ones to enjoy. We asked several of your classmates to share, in their own words, what being a student at Illinois has meant to them. Dean Gene E. Robinson also concludes with special remarks for the LAS graduating class of 2021.


Doctoral hooding ceremonies

Please see the Grad College's website for information.