Spring (May) Convocation

2019 Economics Convocation Celebration

Convocation Ceremony:

Saturday, May 11, 2019
4:30 p.m.
George Huff Hall,1206 S. Fourth St., Champaign

*Registration Required* by Graduating Student (See Below)


Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:30 p.m. (prior to ceremony)
South Quad Lawn (Tent) by David Kinley Hall (DKH)
Registration (required- must be submitted by graduating student)

Economics students completing all degree requirements at the end of the Spring or Summer semester may participate in the Econ Convocation Ceremony. The graduating student must register for the ceremony (detailed information will be provided on this website in February and emailed to students throughout the Spring semester). Guest tickets will not be required for the ceremony- we welcome all guests of our students to attend. The ceremony typically lasts 1.5 hours, depending on the number of graduating students. There will be a reception for graduating students and their guests from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., just prior to the ceremony.

Graduating Students must complete the sign-up to attend the Economics Ceremony based on their academic program (Undergraduate, MSPE, or Ph.D). Registration information can be found in the Ceremony section of this website.


4:30 p.m. (Doors open for guests at 3:30 p.m.)
George Huff Hall,1206 S. Fourth St., Champaign

The Department of Economics has a Convocation Ceremony for all of the Undergraduate, Master's, MSPE, and PhD students graduating. Names of all graduating students attending the ceremony will be read in order by degree. Booklets with all students on the graduation list will be handed out to guests (please note that students who add their names to the graduation list late may not have their names printed in the booklet).
For more information on the university-wide Commencement ceremony, please see page two of this website or visit commencement.illinois.edu 
Please register for this event (this is separate from adding your name to the degree list).

Guest Information

Huff Hall will open for guests at 3:30 p.m., and doors will close (no guest admission) during the processional, please arrive by 4:15 p.m.! We would like to remind guests to respect all of the graduates by holding applause until after all names are read so no names are missed. We also ask you remain in your seats during the ceremony! It becomes difficult to direct students during the ceremony when guests block the aisles or move in the front area. Professional pictures are available and students will receive information by email. Your graduate will report to the Armory Building for check-in; only graduates are allowed in this space. Guests should report to Huff Hall.


All graduates and degree candidates participating in the university-wide Commencement ceremony AND Economics Department Convocation are required to wear appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates wear custom regalia designed specifically for the campus. (View custom regalia here) The Gown is blue, and a WHITE (Undergrad) or BLACK (Graduate) tassel should come with your Cap. Make sure to check you have the correct items when picking up your regalia! You may order regalia for the spring ceremonies from January 23 through April 11, 10:00 p.m. CST


The Department of Economics coordinates with professional photographers to take pictures during the reception and ceremony. General pictures are available on our Economics Photo Gallery: Reception and Ceremony (and some may also be viewed on our Facebook Pages: Undergraduate, MSPE, and Econ Department. These pictures are candid or taken at the reception, and will be free for use. We encourage you to come to the reception for pictures in front of DKH- our photographer will be walking throughout the reception to capture great moments. We will have a photographer taking pictures of students with the graduation speaker, department head, and other staff, following the ceremony~ Location TBD
Student Pictures: GradImages (https://www.gradimages.com/) will take pictures of all graduating students as they walk across the stage and receive their diploma cover. Students should ensure their contact information is on the back of their reader card and GradImages will send students an email with information on the pictures and a link to view. GradImages pictures are for purchase.

***Due to high traffic and GradImages taking photos, we encourage family and friends of graduates to remain seated during the entire ceremony. Anyone who tries to come up to the stage will be escorted back to his or her seat.

Additional Student Information

Additional information on certifying your degree and diplomas are below. At our Convocation ceremony, you will receive a diploma cover, your diploma will be mailed.

University-wide Commencement Ceremony Information

The University-wide Commencement Ceremony will be held May 11th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Information about the University-wide Commencement Ceremony, and other related information (including congratulatory ceremonies and special receptions) may be found on the Commencement Website: commencement.illinois.edu.

Past email communications to senior students and those who graduated December 2018

February 9th: https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/206829.html
March 13th: https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/212667.html
March 29th: https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/209188.html