Due to COVID-19, in-person convocation ceremonies will not be held in May 2021. The School of Information Sciences will hold a virtual convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 15, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. to celebrate December 2020, May 2021, and August 2021 graduates. In order to participate as an August 2021 graduate, undergraduate students must have 13 or less credit hours remaining, and graduate students must have 8 or less credit hours remaining.
The link to the virtual ceremony and a commemorative program will be posted once available. The iSchool virtual convocation ceremony will be recorded and posted after the event.
How to Participate
If you wish to participate in the iSchool virtual convocation ceremony, please complete the iSchool convocation registration form by Sunday, April 18, 11:59 p.m. CT.
Academic rental attire may be ordered online on the Herff Jones website. All regalia will be shipped and is not available for pickup on campus. Rental fees must be paid in full when placing your online order with Herff Jones.
Apparel and Early Order Pricing
- Bachelor’s mortarboard, gown, stole, and tassel – $56.00
- Master’s or Advanced Certificate mortarboard, gown, hood, and tassel – $64.00
- Doctoral mortarboard, gown, hood, and tassel – $84.00
- Additional stoles of gratitude may be purchased for $22.00.
- Orange and blue souvenir tassels may be purchased for $10
Regalia will be shipped to addresses within the United States, and the fee is $12.95. A return label is included with your regalia.
The last day to order regalia at the early order discounted price is Thursday, April 1. Orders placed between April 2-21 will be at the regular rate.
The University of Illinois is committed to doing everything we can to celebrate the success of Illinois graduates while working to maximize the health and safety of our community. 2021 Commencement will include both an in-person individual, private Stage Crossing experience, and an online celebration featuring a virtual conferral of degrees. Please visit the Commencement website to learn more about the Stage Crossing experience and the Online Commencement Celebration.
For questions about the iSchool convocation ceremony, please contact Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Meg Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Assistant to the Dean Christine Hopper (email@example.com). For questions about the University-wide events, please contact the Commencement Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).