Spring (May) Convocation


Saturday, May 11th, 1:30 p.m. (Doors open for guests at 12:30 p.m.)
Virginia Theatre | 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 
Names of all graduating students attending the ceremony will be read in order by degree. Booklets with all student names printed inside will be handed out to guests. (Please note, students who've added their name to the graduation list late may not have their names printed in the booklet). The ceremony typically lasts 1.5 hours, depending on the number of graduating students.

Registration and Tickets: Registration was open from February-April this year and countless emails were sent to remind students to register. Due to our venue change, this year guests will need tickets to attend in our ceremony. This means students MUST have registered for our ceremony no later than April 19th. Our venue can hold over 1,400 people and students will be guaranteed at least 3 tickets each. Ticket requests will be accepted AFTER April 30th and we will send an email when it is time to request them. We know this can lead to a lot of stress for students, but please know that we have always been able to accommodate families in all of our ceremonies.  Students registered AFTER the April 30th request date are not guaranteed tickets for our ceremony. 

Ceremony Livestream will be posted here closer to the date. If you want to watching past ceremonies, visit https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/ and type "economics convocation" in the search bar. 
Our currently ceremony will be live streamed here: https://ensemble.illinois.edu/Watch/Economics2024

Student Graduation Document is here

Economics Graduation 2024 Program

Convocation Speaker will be announced at graduation

Guest Information

The  Virginia Theatre will open for guests at 12:45 p.m., and doors will close (no guest admission) during the processional, please arrive by 1:15 pm. 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. Professional pictures are available and students will receive information by email.


All graduates and degree candidates participating in the university-wide Commencement ceremony AND Economics Department Convocation are required to wear appropriate academic attire, which consists of a custom blue University of Illinois gown, blue mortarboard, stole (undergraduates only), a white (Undergrad) or black (Graduate) tassel, cap, and a hood (graduate degrees only). 



The Department of Economics coordinates with professional photographers to take pictures during the ceremony. Our photographer will be walking throughout the Armory to capture great, candid moments as well as posed photos of graduates before the ceremony. Following the ceremony there may be a photographer taking pictures of students with the convocation speaker, department head, and other faculty outside of Huff Hall.

Student Pictures: GradImages will take pictures of all graduating students as they walk across the stage and receive their diploma cover. GradImages will send students an email with purchase information.

We encourage family and friends to remain seated during the entire ceremony. Anyone attempting to approach the stage will be escorted back to their 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, 2024, 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.