Graduation Information

HOW TO GRADUATE

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 available about other LAS and campus graduation 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.

CONVOCATION & COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY INFORMATION

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 commencement@illinois.edu, your records officer, or your academic advisor.

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LAS Winter Convocation

LAS hosts a collegewide ceremony in December to recognize students earning a degree in August or December of that year. Students have the option of participating in the LAS Winter Convocation ceremony or in the university-wide commencement and LAS departmental ceremonies held in May. There is no university-wide commencement ceremony in December. Degree candidates for the winter ceremony will be sent information via email regarding registration.

For updated information - https://las.illinois.edu/academics/graduation/convocation

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may 17 calendarPsychology Convocation - Sunday, May 17, 2020

5:00 pm, Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

The ceremony recognizes December 2019, May 2020, and August 2020 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.

All-Campus Commencement

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