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Graduation Dates

2019 College of Engineering Convocation

May 16, 2020
1:30 p.m. Engineering I: BIOE, ECE, ISE, MECHSE
5:00 p.m. Engineering II: AERO, ABE, CEE, CS, MATSE, NPRE, PHYSICS
State Farm Center

Clear Bag Policy

No Guest Tickets are needed for the May ceremony.

If you have any additional questions, or to request sign language interpretation at the ceremony, feel free to contact 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 Grainger College of Engineering convocation ceremony, you are expected to stay for its entirety.

Graduate To-Do Checklist

  1. Check your eligibility. The Grainger College of Engineering follows the same eligibility requirements set by the Commencement Office.
  2. Use Student Self-Service to add yourself to the degree list. Go to the “Graduation” tab and click “Apply to Graduate”. Engineering students must complete this by the tenth day of class (February 3).
  3. Register for our ceremony(ies) you plan to participate in. Registration is open until April 23, 2020.
  4. Order your cap & gown. January 6 through April 29, 10:00 p.m. CST for the on-campus pick up option, and January 6 through April 16, 10:00 p.m. CST for the ship-to-home option.

Travel & Accommodations

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