Graduation Information

Department of Psychology Convocation

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

Seating is limited in Krannert's Great Hall.  We guarantee up to 4 tickets.  Additional tickets are not guaranteed and will be determined by supply/demand.  Students with large families should consider the All-Campus Commencement event, Saturday, May 13, 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.

Participation registration open thru April 15

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts requires all guests to have tickets


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.


Special Accommodations

Contact Patron Services,, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at least one (1) week prior to the ceremony. Please be prepared to provide the following information: which commencement you are attending, specific accessibility need(s), how many people there are in the party, and a contact person in the party. When you arrive, you will need to indicate that you have a reservation under this name. An advanced reservation is the ONLY way your entire party will able to be seated together in our accessible seating areas. Any unclaimed reservations will be forfeited two (2) minutes before the ceremony begins.

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


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.




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