Future Commencement Dates:

  • 2018 Mid-Year Commencement: December 15, 2018 Renaissance Coliseum; 9:30 am
  • 2019 Spring Commencement: SUNDAY, May 19, 2019….Please note this Commencement will be on SUNDAY, Peoria Civic Center; 11:30 am
  • Mid-Year Commencement: December 21, 2019 Renaissance Coliseum; 9:30 am
  • 2020 Spring Commencement: Saturday, May 16, 2020; Peoria Civic Center; 9 am

Questions regarding cap and gown orders: (309) 677-2320

Questions regarding your application to graduate: (309) 677-3101

Questions for the Graduate School: (309) 677-2375
Graduate School Information

Questions regarding Commencement day logistics: (309) 677-2245

Please check back for updates and additional information.

The Commencement Ceremony

The Graduate and Undergraduate ceremonies are combined

  • Piano Prelude
  • The Convocation Procession
  • The National Anthem
  • The Invocation
  • The Student Commentary
  • The Alumni Commentary
  • Commencement Address
  • The Conferring of Degrees
  • Presentation of Candidates
  • The Benediction
  • The Recessional