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 campuswide Commencement ceremony is held. Click here to learn more about the campuswide Commencement ceremony.

May 2016 Commencement Weekend Events

Live streaming will be available the day of the 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

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

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

 

Student Resources:

MBA CONVOCATION (MBA candidates only)
Convocation for MBA candidates will take place from 4:30 – 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Foellinger Auditorium. Attendance is optional. Tickets ARE required for ALL guests and may be obtained from the MBA Program Office in April.

Student Tasks:
Visit UI-Integrate Self-Service to add your name to the degree list by March 25
Order academic regalia by 10 pm CST on April 14; academic regalia is required for all ceremonies
Ship regalia to home
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. Ticket distribution and surplus ticket details will be communicated directly to degree candidates via e-mail in April. More information is available in OrgSync.

MBA students are only able to participate in the MBA and campuswide Commencement ceremonies, NOT the College of Business ceremony.

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

Contact Lisa Marinelli, lmarine@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 15, 2016 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 11
Order academic regalia by 10 pm CST on April 14; academic regalia is required for all ceremonies
Ship regalia to home
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 from 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 15, 2016 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
• Add your name to the degree list – contact your degree program office with questions
Visit UI-Integrate Self-Service
Order academic regalia by 10 pm CST on April 14; academic regalia is required for all ceremonies
Ship regalia to home
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.