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Graduation Dates

2019 College of Engineering Convocation

December 21, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Engineering Graduation Convocation Coordinator, Jennifer Sans, at (217) 333-3528 or at Please refer back to our website for future convocation dates as information will be updated as it is received.

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

December Convocation Registration

In order to participate in the College of Engineering Graduation Convocation ceremony you must complete the following three steps:

1. You must register.

Register here to participate in the College of Engineering Convocation ceremony. The sign-up period is between October 7 and November 20. 

2. You must have a cap and gown.

You must place your cap and gown order online before 10:00 p.m. CST on November 20 at Alternately, if you are unable to order via the Web, you may order regalia in the Author's Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore on Monday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you do not order by November 20, you can place a late order on the website from November 21-December 1 by 10:00 p.m. CST, but you will incur a $20 late fee with your order due at pick up. Students will need to provide payment when they place their orders online. Orders may be cancelled up until December 1 by calling Patty Storie at 314-369-6668 or emailing Students will not be able to cancel an order by returning to the Herff Jones website.

Students who do not place an online order by December 1 will have to go to distribution at the Illini Union Bookstore beginning December 18th to see if any extra gowns are available. There will be a late fee. Cash and credit card accepted.

3. You must pick up guest tickets.

Graduates can pick up to four guest tickets in 206 Engineering Hall. If you are an online student, please email Jennifer Sans to make arrangements to mail or have a friend pick up the tickets for you.

Registration is open October 7 - November 20, 2019

Register Now

Travel & Accommodations

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