Video Stream

A live video stream of the commencement ceremonies will be available online the day of the event at:

2017 May Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate & Graduate Combined Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Peoria Civic Center - Carver Arena
  • Start time: 9:00 a.m.

Where will commencement be held?

Peoria Civic Center – Carver Arena (201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602)

How long will the ceremony last?

It will conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m.

Where should we park?

Parking for Commencement is available on a fee-related basis in the Peoria Civic Center parking lots located on Wm. Kumpf Blvd. and on Fulton St. Additional parking is available in the parking deck on Jefferson Street.

How do we get tickets?

Tickets are not required for Commencement. There are no restrictions limiting the number of guests who can attend.

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Graduation Fair

The Graduation Fair will be on Thursday, May 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center – Peplow Pavilion. Pick-up your cap and gown, have graduation portraits taken, enjoy free snacks and door prizes.

Senior Celebration

Graduating seniors can enjoy a complimentary brunch, pick-up a graduation gift, and have a chance for door prizes by attending the Senior Celebration on Thursday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Renaissance Coliseum.

Graduation Reception

A reception for all graduates, their families, faculty and staff will be on Friday, May 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center quad. Refreshments will be served. (Rain location – Renaissance Coliseum Practice Gym)

Cap and Gown Orders

Place orders for your cap and gown here: Personalized graduation announcements, note cards, souvenir tassels and more may be ordered also. Call the Bradley Bookstore at (309) 677-2320 with any questions.

Cap and gown pickup will be during the following dates and times: 

May 4

Peplow Pavilion in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

May 5

Peplow Pavilion in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May 6-12


During normal Bookstore hours

Please check back for updates and additional information.