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Graduation Information

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Graduation Information

HOW TO GRADUATE

Notification of intent to graduategraduates

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 availabe about other LAS and campus graduation 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.

CONVOCATION & COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY INFORMATION

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 commencement@illinois.edu, your records officer, or your academic advisor

Psychology Convocation - Sunday, May 12, 2019

5:00 pm, Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

The ceremony recognizes December 2018, May 2019, and August 2019 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. Historically, students should plan on receiving 4-6 tickets. Students with large families should consider the All-Campus Commencement event, Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am at Memorial Stadium. Check for updates - http://commencement.illinois.edu/ceremonies/may_ceremonies.html

Graduate students: Please use the on-line registration to indicate your faculty advisor, your dissertation title, and number of guest tickets. Use the "Special Needs" box to indicate additional ticket request.

Participation registration will begin February 1

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

Cap and Gown 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.

Photographs

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 15so that we may make arrangements.

Special Accommodations

Contact Patron Services Director 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? Please feel free to call 217-333-6478 or e-mail psych-advising@illinois.edu

Additional Questions

Questions about the Psychology Department activities for Convocation? Please feel free to call 217-333-6478 or e-mail psych-advising@illinois.edu

All-Campus Commencement

Campus-wide graduation information can be found at the UIUC Commencement website.

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Q: What is a convocation? I thought it was "graduation"?

A: Convocation is a formal ceremony at a college or university. Graduation is the receiving of the degree.

Q: Do students need tickets for the ceremony?

A: No, students in regalia (cap/gown) do not need tickets. They will be escorted into the Great Hall and will sit in the center section. All other guests are required to have tickets.

Q: Will our names be called out?

A: Yes, with your help before the ceremony, we will try and pronounce your name accurately.

Q: Where is Foellinger Great Hall?

A: It is the main theater in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. IT IS NOT FOELLINGER AUDITORIUM ON THE QUAD.