Graduation Information

Department of Psychology Convocation

Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023, 1:00 pm

Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

The ceremony recognizes December 2022, May 2023, and August 2023 Brain and Cognitive Science / Psychology graduates. 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 Limits for Psychology Convocation

The ceremony will take place at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  Seating is limited in the Great Hall, the theater where we hold the event. Historically, students should plan on receiving 4 tickets. Students with large families should consider the All-Campus Commencement event, Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am at Memorial Stadium - Illinois Commencement website

More details in February 2023.



GraduateNotification of intent to graduate

In order to graduate, you must notify the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of your intent. This is done at the same time that you register for your final semester of classes through the student registration system. If, for some reason, you do not do so by the 10th day of class, contact your admissions/records officer. Otherwise, your name will not be added to the pending degree list, and the date of your degree award and diploma will be delayed. Also, you should be aware that if you are removed from the list, for any reason, such as dropping a required course, you cannot register for additional course work without the approval of the associate dean in LAS Student Academic Affairs.

Please note, indicating your intent to graduate does not automatically register you for the Commencement and convocation ceremonies. More information is available about other LAS and university-wide Commencement ceremonies.

Certifying your degree

The university establishes a degree certification date following the completion of each term. If you are on the graduation list you must complete all degree requirements—including requirements to formally announcement your candidacy for a degree—by the degree certification date for that term.

Find out what to do if you missed the certification deadline.


Students may participate in Commencement and convocation ceremonies prior to the completion of all degree requirements. To verify your eligibility to participate in a ceremony, contact your records officer, your academic advisor, or check