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

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022

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.

All university students, faculty, staff and visitors must abide to campus COVID-19 protocols. Visit the Illinois Commencement website for more information.

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

LAS convocations

University-wide commencement ceremony

The university will hosts a university-wide commencement ceremony the morning of Saturday, May 14. Visit the Illinois Commencement website for more information.

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.

The 2021 LAS Winter Convocation was held on Saturday, December 18. Watch a recording of the ceremony or view a PDF of the program.


Doctoral hooding ceremonies

Please see the Grad College's website for information.