Political Science and International Interdisciplinary Studies Convocation

1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024
Foellinger Auditorium
709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

Students graduating with degrees in the following units are invited to participate:

  • African Studies
  • European Union Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Individual Plans of Study
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Political Science
  • Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

This ceremony is intended for students who are on the May 2024 pending degree list, or plan to graduate in August 2024. Students who graduated in August 2023 or December 2023 and did NOT participate in the LAS Winter Convocation are also invited. Registration is required to attend this ceremony and will close on April 21st at 11:59pm CST.


Graduates are guaranteed up to FOUR guest tickets. Every guest will need a ticket (except infants and toddlers who will be seated on an adult). Graduates do not need a ticket.

Please note that due to limited seating capacity, it may not be possible to accommodate additional requests for tickets. We ask that students only request the number of tickets they know they will need for their guests. Request for additional tickets will be included on the registration form. 

Degree candidates will be contacted at a later date with information on ticket pick up or mailing options.

Academic regalia (cap & own) is required to participate in this ceremony. Click here for more information on renting regalia. The order deadline is April 9th.

For family and friends of graduates who are unable to make it to the ceremony, the event will be live-streamed. Please visit this website on Saturday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. to watch the ceremony: 

Last year’s ceremony: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_cr2vdvpb/11433621

Please contact the Political Science and International Interdisciplinary Studies Convocation Coordinator Carlie Fieseler fiesele1@illinois.edu for additional questions.

For information about the university-wide celebrations please consult the Commencement website.