Convocation

Gies College of Business Convocation is celebrated each academic year in December and May. Master’s and Bachelor’s candidates who earned a degree in August 2018 or will earn a degree in December 2018 –as well as Doctoral candidates who have deposited their dissertations to the Graduate College by the campus-established deadlines for December graduation– can choose to participate in the December or May ceremony. Master’s and Bachelor’s candidates who earned a degree in August or December 2018 or will earn a degree in May 2019 or the following August (2019)*–as well as Doctoral candidates who have deposited their dissertations to the Graduate College by the campus-established deadlines–are invited to participate in the May Business Convocation.

*Bachelor’s degree candidates with 13 or fewer hours or Master’s degree candidates with 8 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2019 may participate in May 2019.

In addition to Business Convocation, a university-wide Commencement ceremony is held. Click here to learn more about the university-wide Commencement ceremony.

 

December 2018 Business Convocation


Gies College of Business 2018 December Convocation (Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, and PhD Candidates)
Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 5pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – Foellinger Great Hall

May 2019 Commencement Weekend Events


University-wide Commencement (all candidates)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:30am
Memorial Stadium

Gies College of Business Convocation (Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, and PhD Candidates)
Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 5:30pm
State Farm Center


Student Resources:

December 2018 Business Convocation (Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, and PhD Candidates)
Gies College of Business Convocation for Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, and PhD candidates will take place from 5-6:30pm on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – Foellinger Great Hall. Attendance is optional. Tickets for guests are required. Contact your degree department for more details.

Student Tasks:

• Bachelor’s degree list – Visit UI-Integrate Self-Service to add your name to the degree list by September 10, 2018

• Master’s, MBA, or PhD degree list – Visit UI-Integrate Self-Service to add your name to the degree list by September 10, 2018

• Order academic regalia via ship-to-home option by 10pm on November 21, academic regalia is required for all ceremonies; Payment for regalia must be submitted when the order is placed.

• Deadline to order academic regalia at the early discounted rates; 10:59pm CST on November 21, 2018

• Pick up academic regalia (if not shipped to you): December 19, 20, or 21: Herff Jones to distribute Business student regalia at Illini Union Bookstore from 10am – 3pm.

• Return academic regalia: December 22: Herff Jones will collect student regalia in KCPA Studio Theatre; 8:30am – 7:30pm

• Update your diploma mailing address

• Accessible seating requests: Please contact Nick Puddicombe at 217/333-9716 or puddicom@illlinois.edu (for December ceremony only).

• Undergraduate candidates should contact the Office of Undergraduate Affairs, undergrads@business.illinois.edu, (217) 333-2740 with questions.

• Master’s, MBA, and PhD candidates, contact degree program office with questions.

 

Alumni Resources
Business Alumni Website

Business Convocation is coordinated with the Office of Advancement.

 

 



Alumni Resources:

• Business Alumni Website

Business Convocation is coordinated with the Office of Advancement in the Gies College of Business.