Graduation Ceremony
for May 2020 - May 2021 Graduates

*Please note the change of date for this convocation*

December 2021 Grainger Engineering
for May 2020 - May 2021 graduates

Since graduation, you became part of a legacy of over 80,000 leaders, innovators, and builders who make up the Grainger Engineering alumni community around the world. Now that pandemic restrictions have lifted, we want to honor your accomplishments by celebrating you with an in-person graduation ceremony.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events remain fluid and plans may change in the interest of public health. We will be sure to keep you updated with the latest and any possible changes.

Photo of Alma Mater with graduate gown on

December Convocation Registration

To participate in The Grainger College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony on December 18, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts, please complete the following steps:


  1. Registration is now Closed

  2. Order your cap and gown before 10:59 p.m. CST on November 27
    Place your cap and gown order online. Early bird rates are available until 10:59 p.m. CT November 16. Orders may be canceled by November 27 by calling Patty Storie at 314-369-6668 or emailing You will not be able to cancel an order by returning their regalia directly to Herff Jones.

Order Your Cap & Gown

Please note: There will NOT be a hooding ceremony for the Ph.D. candidates at this event. The Graduate College Doctoral hooding ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021. More details about the doctoral ceremony are available on their website.

If you have any questions or will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact our offices at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your accessibility needs.

Kindly note that the COVID-19 situation remains fluid and plans may change in the interest of public health. For more information on health and safety protocols at UIUC visit:

Travel & Accommodations

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