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Commencement - May 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium


You are eligible to participate in Commencement if you have graduated since May 2016 or expect to finish your degree requirements by May 2017.

  • If you have 8 or fewer hours remaining and expect to complete your Master's degree requirements in August 2017, you may participate in Commencement; however, your name will not appear in the printed Commencement Program until 1 May 2018.
  • Recipients of doctoral degrees must have deposited their dissertations in the Graduate College Thesis Office by April 21 in order to participate in the campuswide Commencement ceremony.
  • See the campuswide Commencement page for more information regarding eligibility.

Doctoral Student Registration

Doctoral students (PhD, EdD, JSD, DMA and AudD) should register online beteween January and April. If your NetID is no longer active, please contact the Graduate College at or 217-333-0035.

Master's Student Registration

Master's students should register online at by April 30.

What to do to get ready?