2020 ECONOMICS VIRTUAL CONVOCATION CEREMONY:
Saturday, May 16th, 1:30PM CST, Link to prerecorded video will be shared
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.
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:
- If you have already received your regalia & not opened the package, you can return at no cost
- If you have already ordered your regalia & were planning to pick up on campus, you can change your option to "ship to home" at no cost
- If you have not yet ordered your regalia, you still can have it shipped to your home
More information regarding regalia can be found on the Herff Jones Website.
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 email@example.com 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.