Commencement times and places

Campus-wide events

Saturday, May 10

Noon – 3 p.m. – Open house at the new Alice Campbell Alumni Center. There will be tours, food and entertainment for graduates and their families. The center is located on Lincoln Avenue near Illinois Street.

6 p.m. – The Native American House hosts a congratulatory program for all graduating American Indian students at the Native American House, 1206 West Nevada Street, Urbana. Advanced registration required. Academic attire or traditional regalia is encouraged.

6:30 p.m. – The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Program will host its congratulatory program for all African American students in 100 George Huff Hall, 1206 South Fourth Street, Champaign. Advance registration required.

7:30 p.m. – The La Casa Cultural Latina will be hosting a formal congratulatory program for any graduating Latino/Latina students. The ceremony will take place in the Great Hall at the Krannert Cener for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana. Advance registration required.

Sunday, May 11

8 – 9:30 a.m. – Graduates, candidates and families are invited to a reception hosted by President White and Chancellor Herman. Academic attire is encouraged. The event will take place in the gardens of the president’s house, 711 West Florida Avenue, Urbana.

10:30 a.m. – Campus-wide Commencement ceremony at Assembly Hall for the graduates of the following colleges:

College of Applied Health Sciences

College of Media

College of Law

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences

Institute of Aviation

Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations

School of Social Work

2 p.m. Campus-wide Commencement ceremony at Assembly Hall for graduates of the following colleges:

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

College of Business

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Monday, May 12

10 a.m. – All-Service ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 South Mathews, Urbana. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. The ceremony is hosted by the Military Education Council.

Ceremonies by College

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Sunday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. – Undergraduate Convocation ceremony for Bachelor of Science recipients, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall

Sunday, May 11, 10 a.m. – Graduate Convocation Ceremony for Masters of Science and Ph.D. recipients, Smith Hall

College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS)

Saturday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. at Assembly Hall.

Institute of Aviation

Sunday, May 11, 2 p.m. in the Illini Union Ballroom

College of Business

Saturday, May 10, 1:30 p.m., Assembly Hall

College of Media

Sunday, May 11, 2 p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium

College of Education

Sunday, May 11, 10 a.m., 100 George Huff Hall

College of Engineering

Sunday, May 11, 2008, 4:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall.

College of Fine and Applied Arts

School of Architecture

May 11, 10 a.m. in Foellinger Auditorium

School of Art and Design

Sunday, May 11, 10 a.m. in the Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin, Urbana,

Department of Landscape Architecture

Sunday, May 11 10 a.m. in the Walled Garden of Allerton Park

The School of Music

Sunday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall.

Department of Theater

Sunday May 11 10 a.m. in the Colwell Playhouse in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Sunday, May 11, 10 a.m., Levis Center, 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana

Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations

Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m. in the Wohlers Hall auditorium, 1206 S. Sixth Street

College of Law

Saturday, May 10, 12:30-2 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, in Urbana.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Sunday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. at the Colwell Playhouse in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Chemistry

Sunday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. in the Tryon Festival Theater in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Economics and Finance

Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. in Foellinger Auditorium

English and Rhetoric Convocation

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 3 p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium

History and Philosophy Convocation

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 6 p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium

School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics Convocation

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 4 p.m. at Smith Hall, 805 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana

Includes students graduating from Cinema Studies, Classics, Comparative and World Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, English as an International Language, French, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Religious Studies, Russian, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and Teaching of French, German, Latin, or Spanish

Integrative Biology

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 10 a.m. at the Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Sunday, May 11, 2008, 4 p.m. in the Tryon Festival Theatre (tentative) at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Psychology

Sunday, May 11, 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Social Sciences

Saturday, May 10, 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Includes students graduating from African Studies, Individual Plans of Study, International Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political Science and Russian and East European Studies

Sociology and Earth Sciences

Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m in Smith Memorial Hall in Smith Music Hall, 805 South Matthews, Urbana,

Includes graduates of Anthropology, Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Sociology

Speech Communication Convocation

Saturday, May 10, 2008, noon in Foellinger Auditorium

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Sunday, May 11, 2008, 1:30 p.m. in Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana

School of Social Work

Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m. in Smith Memorial Hall, 805 South Mathews Ave.

College of Veterinary Medicine

Sunday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.