Spring Convocation

Spring 2021 Convocation Ceremony

The University of Illinois is monitoring the unfolding situation of coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on university events. Presently, the university has not yet made a decision about Commencement for May 2021. A central web resource, https://covid19.illinois.edu, is a good starting point for the latest information about the virus and its effects on university operations and plans.


Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation Ceremony

Thank you to those who participated in our virtual graduation ceremony! You can visit our external website here and watch the ceremony below. 

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Economic Convocation Ceremony

The Department of Economics is saddened by the Spring 2020 Convocation & University-Wide Commencement Ceremonies being postponed due to Covid-19.

The Econ Department and Commencement Office have been working together on alternative ways to recognize our graduates and their achievements.

Until we can safely gather, we have decided to host a virtual convocation ceremony to honor graduates & celebrate your successes. Our goal is to keep the ceremony format as similar as possible to the traditional convocation ceremony.

To help answer your questions on the Virtual Ceremony, Regalia & other questions, please reference our Spring 2020 Guide.


Student Eligibility Requirements
Information on Current Regalia Orders

Graduates who have already ordered regalia are welcome to keep the attire and instead wear during the postponed 2020 Commencement, December 2020 Ceremony or the Spring 2021 Commencement.

However, if you are unable to come back to campus, there are also options below:

More information regarding regalia can be found on the Herff Jones Website

Certifying Your Degree
Diploma Information

All University of Illinois graduates with no outstanding University charges will receive one diploma per degree earned, free of charge. University of Illinois diplomas are 8.5 x 11 inches and sent by first-class mail to a student's "Diploma Address" approximately nine weeks after the date of award. Please check and update this address in the University system (self-service) before leaving the University.
If the diploma is returned to the Office of the Registrar, you will be responsible for providing a corrected address and paying for any forwarding mail charges as well as processing fees. If your diploma is not returned to the Office of the Registrar and 90 days from the mailing date has passed, you will be responsible for providing the correct address and paying for the cost of the replacement diploma.
University of Illinois' policy prevents mailing a diploma if the student has a past-due account. You may contact the University Student Financial Services and Cashiers Operations with questions about your account balance. Once your account had been cleared, you will need to contact the Office of the Registrar by phone at 217-333-6383 or email graduation@illinois.edu to let us know that we can order and mail your diploma. Questions about your diploma may be answered by the Office of the Registrar.

University-Wide Online Commencement Celebration Information

The University-Wide Online Commencement Celebration will be held May 16th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. More information can be found on the Commencement website http://go.illinois.edu/celebration.