College of Business Convocation is celebrated each academic year in May. Master’s and Bachelor’s candidates who have earned a degree in the December prior, or who will earn a degree in May or the following August–as well as Doctoral candidates who have deposited their dissertations to the Graduate College by the campus-established deadlines–are invited to participate in Business Convocation.

In addition to Business Convocation, a campuswide Commencement ceremony is held. Click here to learn more about campuswide Commencement ceremony.

May 2016 Commencement Weekend Events

Live streaming will be available closer to the date of each ceremony.
Tickets are required for each ceremony. Ticket allocation will be communicated to graduates via email early in the Spring semester.

Campuswide Commencement
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 am – Noon
Memorial Stadium
Doors open at 8 am


MBA Convocation (MBA Candidates Only)
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Foellinger Auditorium
Doors open at 3:30 pm

Contact Nicole Turner, with questions.

Business Convocation (Bachelor’s Candidates)
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 9 – 10:30 am
Huff Gymnasium, Huff Hall
Doors open at 8 am

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Affairs,, (217) 333-2740 with questions.

Business Convocation (Master’s & PhD Candidates)
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1 – 2:30 pm
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Doors open at noon

Contact your degree program office with questions.


Alumni Resources:

• Business Alumni Website
• Lifetime E-mail

Business Convocation is coordinated with the Office of Alumni Affairs.