Graduation Information

2024 Department of Psychology Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1:00 pm - Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

The ceremony recognizes Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Science majors graduating in December 2023, May 2024, and August 2024.  It will include hooding candidates for the Ph.D. degree and calling all participating graduates to the platform in recognition of their academic achievement. Photographs will be taken of candidates as they receive their diploma covers and cross the stage. The ceremony lasts for 90 minutes.

Ticket for Psychology Convocation

There are ample, but not unlimited, tickets available for guests of each graduate. We will review all reasonable requests, but please only request tickets you plan to use. The ARC requires that all guests have tickets. Graduates with large groups of attendees should consider the All-Campus Commencement event, Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am at Memorial Stadium. Detailed Information available here 

Graduate students: Please use the on-line registration to indicate your faculty advisor, your dissertation title, and number of guest tickets. 

Registration is required to participate in the ceremony. **ARC requires all guests to have tickets**  Participation registration open thru April 15

Cap and Gown

​All graduates and degree candidates participating in commencement ceremonies are required to wear appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates wear custom regalia designed specifically for the campus. Academic attire consists of a blue mortarboard, blue gown and, in the case of a graduate degree, a hood. Please order/rent your academic regalia by using the on-line Herff-Jones website.


Three photographs will be taken during the ceremony by GradImages.

Sign Language Interpreter

Candidates for graduation or guests who require a sign language interpreter should notify our office by April 15 so that we may make arrangements.


Metered street parking is available along Peabody Drive (in front of the ARC) and along Fourth Street. 

Metered parking is available in Lot E-24 (just west of the ARC).  This lot is the closest for guest drop-off.  There are additional lots near Krannert Art Museum, and the Art & Design and Law School Buildings but please read the signs.

Additional metered parking is available in Lot E-15, parking garage on Pennsylvania Street and Fourth Street across from the College of Law. 

DO NOT PARK IN E-38, across from the ARC and near the Residence Halls, is a 24-Hour Rental Lot for Housing and they can call campus police and have cars towed any time.  

Special Accommodations

If you will need accessibility-related accommodations in order to participate in this program/event, please contact   

Additional Questions

Questions about the Psychology Department activities for Convocation?  E-mail   

Campus-Wide Commencement

Campus-wide Commencement information can be found at the Illinois Commencement website

Commencement is the campus-wide ceremony recognizing all graduates held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:30 am, at Memorial Stadium. Visit for details.