May 2023 Graduation Information

 

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the State Farm Center

1:30 p.m. Engineering I

Autonomy and Robotics
Bioengineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Mechanical Science & Engineering

5:30 p.m. Engineering II
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Computer Science
Materials Science & Engineering
Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering 
Physics

CONVOCATION CHECKLIST

  1. Registration for our spring 2023 graduation ceremonies will open January 30th. 
  2. Order your cap & gown. Academic attire may be ordered online at herff.ly/illinois.
  3. Complete the IlliniSuccess survey!

If you have questions, feel free to contact the Engineering Graduation Convocation Coordinator at: 
engineering-convocation@illinois.edu

Go to university-wide Commencement Website

Receiving Your Degree

You must declare your intent to graduate with The Grainger 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.

  1. 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 may request a Late Addition to the Undergraduate Engineering Degree List. If you have questions about applying to graduate, please contact the Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office at engineering@illinois.edu or 217-333-2280.
  2. If you are part of a 5-year BS/MS or MENG program, you will only be able to participate 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.
  3. If you are a graduate student, please contact your department.

Engineering Graduation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The ceremony will include speeches from distinguished alumni, current students, and Dean Rashid Bashir. Each graduate's name will be read as they cross the stage.  Dean Bashir and a representative from your department will present each graduate with a diploma cover. 

Yes! We will be live-streaming both of our May ceremonies.  Please visit this web-page the day of the event to watch either ceremony.  Please note that each ceremony is recorded and can be found at the bottom of this web-page.

The ceremony is anticipated to last roughly 2 hours.  If you are wanting to make plans/reservations after the ceremony, we encourage families and friends to add an additional 15 minutes from the end of the ceremony to exit the State Farm Center and participate in exit traffic flow.

No, tickets are not required for guests attending our May ceremonies. Seats at the State Farm Center are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


STUDENTS
If you will need accessibility-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact our office at engineering-convocation@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your accessibility needs.  Requests received after 5/5/23 will be given due diligence to be filled but may not be guaranteed.

GUESTS
If you will need accessibility-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please call the State Farm Center at 866-ILLINI-1, or visit their Guest Service window (during events) located next to the West Grand Lobby.

For additional information regarding services available for guests needing accommodations, please visit the State Farm Center's ADA/Accessibility web page.

Please visit the State Farm Center's Parking & Transportation site for information regarding parking. Please disregard all information regarding payment for parking. All parking is free at the State Farm Center the day of Graduation.