Information Regarding Graduation and Commencement Ceremonies

The following information explains the process of determining eligibility to graduate, declaring intent to graduate, registering for and participating in graduation and commencement ceremonies and information about how and when you will receive your diploma. For up to date information please utilize the Commencement Website

December '22 Graduation Information

Saturday, December 17th, 5:00PM
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Register Here

You must register to participate in this convocation and receive tickets. Every guest, including infants and toddlers, will need a ticket. Graduates do not need tickets. Seating is limited. When you complete the registration form, you will receive a confirmation number—you need that number to pick up your tickets.

Cap and Gown

​All graduates and degree candidates participating in commencement ceremonies are required to wear appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates wear custom regalia designed specifically for the campus. Academic attire consists of a blue mortarboard, blue gown and, in the case of a graduate degree, a hood. Please order/rent your academic regalia by using the on-line Herff-Jones website.

Special Accommodations

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ Patron Services department will make accommodations for any guests attending an event at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. For graduation ceremonies, reservations in the accessible section of the theatre may be requested up to 5 business days before the ceremony; requests made within 5 business days of the event will be asked to contact the House Manager upon arrival to find suitable seats, subject to availability.

Additional Questions

General Questions:
Questions about the Sociology Department activities for Convocation? Please feel free to e-mail Rebecca Riley