Students at Commencement

Graduation

Future Graduation Dates

2018

College of Engineering Convocation

Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts-Foellinger Great Hall

*By registering to participate in the College of Engineering convocation ceremony, you are expected to stay for its entirety.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Engineering Graduation Convocation Coordinator, Jennifer Sans, at (217) 333-3528 or at jsans@illinois.edu.

Please refer back to our website for future convocation dates as information will be updated as it is received.

Receiving Your Degree

You must declare your intent to graduate with the College of Engineering. This is normally done at the same time you register for your final semester of classes through the student registration system. If you do not complete this step, your name will not appear on the pending degree list, you will not receive information regarding the Graduation Ceremonies, and the date of your degree award and diploma could be delayed.

  • If you are a Bachelor of Science student and you have not declared your intent to graduate by the tenth day of class of the semester you plan to graduate, you must contact the Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office at engineering@illinois.edu or 217-333-2280.
  • Beginning this year, if you are part of a 5-year BS/MS or MENG program, you will only be able to walk in a convocation/commencement ceremony if you have completed the program entirely. You would walk as an MS graduate. If you are part of a 5-year program and are finishing your BS portion this semester, you cannot walk until your MS is completed. A joint degree program is a campus approved program in which a student concurrently pursues two specifically identified degrees, and those degrees are conferred simultaneously. For graduate students this is a combination of a graduate degree with one of the following: another graduate degree, an undergraduate degree or a professional degree.
  • If you are a graduate student, please contact your department.

Travel & Accommodations

The University of Illinois website offers detailed travel directions to campus and the Office of Admissions website maintains links to area accommodations.

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May 2018

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December 2017

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May 2017

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December 2016

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December 2015

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May 2015

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December 2014

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May 2014

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