Schedule of events

By Bella Jackson

Friday, May 15

Native American House Congratulatory Ceremony

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Location: Illini Union, Rooms A, B and C

This is a ceremony for Native American graduates. (Registration ended April 8.)

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center Black Congratulatory Ceremony

7 to 9 p.m.

Location: 100 Huff Hall

This is a formal ceremony congratulating graduating African-American students.

(Registration ended Feb. 27.)

La Casa Cultural Latina Congratulatory Ceremony

7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

This is a formal Latino/Latina Congratulatory Program. (Registration ended April 22.)

Saturday, May 16

Campuswide Commencement Ceremony

9:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Memorial Stadium

Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will be the commencement speaker.

University Library Hours

1 to 4 p.m.

The Main Library will be open for visitors to view the Bronze Tablets on the first floor.

President’s and Chancellor’s Reception

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

All graduates, candidates and their families are invited. Shuttle transportation will take guests from Memorial Stadium to the reception and back to the center of campus.

GradFest 2015

2 to 5 p.m.

Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana)

The alumni center hosts its annual commencement party for all graduates and their families. Enjoy food, live music and raffle prizes.

Monday, May 18

Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

10 a.m. to noon

Location: Foellinger Auditorium

This event is hosted by the Military Education Council and is open to the public.

Source: Commencement at Illinois

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