Sociology, Anthropology, and Interdisciplinary Studies Convocation

5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024
Virginia Theatre

203 W. Park Ave., Champaign

We will also be showing the ceremony online: Click Here To View Live Stream

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

  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian American Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Latina/Latino Studies
  • Sociology

This ceremony is intended for students who earned degrees in  August 2023, December 2023, and May 2024.

Every guest, including infants and toddlers, will need a ticket. Graduates do not need tickets.

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.

Register Here

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.

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


College of LAS Mandatory Steps for Graduation

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Graduate College Commencement

Graduate College Commencement

Register for Unit Convocation  Deadline April 21st

What are difference between the Convocation Ceremonies?

Convocation Ceremonies

What is a Unit Convocation?

Convocation ceremonies are typically sponsored by a college, school, or department. At most convocations, undergraduate and graduate students are individually recognized, which is not possible at the larger university-wide Commencement ceremony. A full listing of ceremonies can be found on the Unit Convocation Ceremonies page.

The main difference between a convocation and the university-wide Commencement ceremony is that degrees are not conferred at a convocation, and are usually hosted by either the dean or department head. Convocations are designed to complement the university-wide Commencement ceremony and are scheduled to avoid any conflict with the university-wide Commencement ceremony.