Graduation weekend schedule of events

Native American House Congratulatory Program

For all graduating Native American students 

When: Friday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B and C


Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center Black Congratulatory Ceremony 

For all graduating African-American students

When: Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. 

Location: 100 Huff Hall

Academic dress and registration is required for the event.


La Casa Cultural Latina Congratulatory Program

When: Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. 

Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Festival Theatre

Registration is required for the event.


Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 

For ROTC graduates

When: Monday, May 19, at 10 a.m. 

Location: Foellinger Auditorium

The event is open to the public.


GradFest 2014

When: Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. 

Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center 

The event is open to both graduates and their parents, and will feature live music, raffles and food.


Chancellor’s and President’s Reception 

When: Saturday, May 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Location: President’s House: 711 W. Florida Ave., Urbana

Academic dress is encouraged.

Shuttle transportation from Memorial Stadium will be available.


Campus-wide Commencement Ceremony 

When: Saturday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. 

Location: Memorial Stadium

Bachelor’s and master’s graduates will be recognized as a group within their college, and doctoral graduates will be personally named.


More information and events can be found at the official website for commencement and information about individual departmental and college-specific ceremonies can be found at