Convocation

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 campus-wide Commencement ceremony is held. Click here to learn more about Campus-wide Commencement.

 

May 2015 Commencement Weekend Events

Campus-wide Commencement
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:30 am – Noon
Memorial Stadium
 

MBA Convocation (MBA Candidates Only)
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Foellinger Auditorium

Live streaming for convocation will be available.

Business Convocation (Bachelor’s Candidates)
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9 – 10:30 am
Huff Gymnasium, Huff Hall

Live streaming for convocation will be available.

Business Convocation (Master’s & PhD Candidates)
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1 – 2:30 pm
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Live streaming for convocation will be available.

 

Student Resources:

MBA CONVOCATION (MBA candidates only)
Convocation for MBA candidates will take place from 4:30 – 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Foellinger Auditorium. Attendance is optional. Tickets ARE required for ALL guests. Each graduate will be limited to FIVE guest tickets.

Student Tasks:
Visit UI-Integrate Self-Service to add your name to the degree list by April 15
Order academic regalia by 10 pm on April 16
Pick up academic regalia
Return academic regalia
Update your diploma address

Students will need to complete the MBA checkout process to RSVP and receive tickets to the ceremony. Checkout process will be communicated directly to students in late March. All guests will require tickets for this ceremony. Each graduate will be limited to FIVE tickets. A limited quantity of surplus tickets may be available when the ceremony draws nearer. Ticket distribution and surplus ticket details will be communicated directly to degree candidates via e-mail in April.

MBA students are only able to participate in the MBA and Campus-wide ceremonies, NOT the College of Business ceremony.

A post-ceremony reception will be held directly following the ceremony in the BIF Commons.

Contact Nicole Turner, nicturn@illinois.edu with questions.
 

BUSINESS CONVOCATION (bachelor’s candidates)
College of Business Convocation for bachelor’s candidates will take place from 9 – 10:30 am on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Huff Gymnasium in Huff Hall. Attendance is optional. Tickets ARE required for ALL guests. Each graduate will be limited to FOUR guest tickets.

Student Tasks:
Add your name to the degree list by March 13
Order academic regalia by 10 pm on April 16; academic regalia is required for all ceremonies
Pick up academic regalia
Return academic regalia
Update your diploma address

All guests will require tickets for this ceremony. Each graduate will be limited to FOUR tickets. A limited quantity of surplus tickets may be available when the ceremony draws nearer. Ticket distribution and surplus ticket details will be communicated directly to degree candidates via e-mail in April. Accessible seating will be available and can be requested to an usher on-site at the ceremony.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Affairs, undergrads@business.illinois.edu, 217-333-2740 with questions.
 

BUSINESS CONVOCATION (master’s & PhD candidates)
College of Business Convocation for master’s and doctoral candidates will take place from 1 – 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Attendance is optional. Tickets ARE required for ALL guests. Each graduate will be limited to TWO guest tickets.

Student Tasks:
• RSVP for the ceremony – contact your degree program office with questions
Visit UI-Integrate Self-Service to add your name to the degree list by March 2
Order academic regalia by 10 pm on April 16; academic regalia is required for all ceremonies
Pick up academic regalia
Return academic regalia
Update your diploma address

All guests will require tickets for this ceremony. Each graduate will be limited to TWO tickets. A limited quantity of surplus tickets may be available when the ceremony draws nearer. Ticket distribution and surplus ticket details will be communicated directly to degree candidates via e-mail in April. Accessible seating will be available; contact Nick Puddicombe, Patron Services Director, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at puddicom@illinois.edu or 217-333‐9716 at least one week prior to convocation.

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.