Attention Students Graduating in May or August 2017

Please see instructions relating to ceremonies below. Registration and tickets are separate for each ceremony you attend.


If you are planning to participate in the MCB Convocation Ceremony, please complete the Registration Form by April 5, 2017. Please enter your information carefully as it will be used to create a printed program for this event.

When you register for the MCB Convocation, you will have the opportunity to request tickets. Due to space limitations, undergraduate students will initially be allowed a maximum of 4 tickets each. M.S. and Ph.D. candidates will be allowed a maximum of 6 tickets each. There may be a small number of additional tickets that will be distributed via student lottery (2 maximum per student drawn) in late April or early May.

Note: There is no guarantee that extra tickets will be available, so please plan with this in mind.

We will be videotaping the ceremony and streaming it live via our website. Guests who are unable to secure a ticket should be able to watch the ceremony online.

Special Note: Sale of MCB Convocation tickets to anyone for any reason is prohibited. Any student attempting to sell tickets will have their tickets revoked and university disciplinary action will be taken. Thank you for helping us to keep this process fair to all of our graduates.

Please consult the attire requirements for our ceremony at  Note: A cap and gown are necessary.


If you are planning  to participate in the campuswide Commencement, please follow these instructions as indicated on

  1. Order academic attire – a mortar board, gown, and in the case of a graduate degree, a hood. Order here:
  2. Register between March 1 and April 30 at for the campuswide Commencement ceremony and indicate you plan to participate when ordering academic attire online.

The campuswide Commencement ceremony at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 15, 2017, will host the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at 9:30 AM. For more information, you may consult the Spring Ceremonies page:

Attention undergraduates intending to graduate in May 2017: Please be sure to run a DARS audit and make sure that it reads as follows, “ALL REQUIREMENTS COMPLETE USING IN PROGRESS COURSES“. If you applied to graduate through Enterprise, it will also indicate “THIS STUDENT IS ON THE SPRING DEGREE LIST“. If your DARS audit does not show these two things and you intend to complete your degree requirements in May, please contact your ARO in the college office ASAP and/or see and MCB advisor.

If you have questions regarding the campuswide Commencement, please email

If you have questions regarding the MCB Convocation Ceremony, please email Tina Knox at

Please continue watching your Illinois e-mail and our website at for more information regarding commencement.

We look forward to celebrating with you and your family!

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