AHS Convocation 2018

Convocation (AHS only)

Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 1:30 pm at the State Farm Center. 

Students should arrive no later than 12:30 pm.

Report to the East Tunnel of the State Farm Center to check in (enter off of Fourth Street) for the procession.  It is important that you arrive on time.  Motion challenged graduates should go to the east entrance of the State Farm Center, an usher will direct you to the nearest elevator to join the group for the procession.


Tickets are not required for the AHS Convocation Ceremony.

Official Convocation emails are scheduled to be sent out mid-March to the following:

  • August and December 2017 graduates.
  • Prospective graduates who have indicated their intent to graduate in May 2018.

Academic Regalia

All graduates and degree candidates participating in the Applied Health Sciences Convocation ceremony are required to wear appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates wear custom regalia designed specifically for the campus. You may order regalia for the spring ceremonies from January 23 through April 12, 10:00 p.m. CST for the on-campus pick up option, and for the ship-to-home option. To order your cap and gown, please visit: http://commencement.illinois.edu/students/academic_attire.html


Detailed instructions for photography pre-event mail registration:

Go to: www.gradimages.com

  • Click on Pre-Event Registration
  • Enter School Name: University of Illinois
  • Select: Univ. of Illinois Applied Health Sciences—5-13-2018
  • Enter your email address and additional email addresses here


Commencement is not a certification of graduation, but rather a ceremony that celebrates your academic achievements. You must satisfy all of your degree requirements before you officially graduate and receive your diploma.

You are eligible to participate in Commencement 2018 and/or Convocation 2018 if you graduated in August 2017 or December 2017 or expect to finish your degree requirements this May 2018. If you are a Bachelor's student with 13 or fewer hours or a Master's student with 8 or fewer hours remaining and expect to complete your degree requirements in August, 2018, you may participate in Commencement; however, your name will not appear in the printed university-wide Commencement Program until May 2019.

Commencement (University-wide) (AHS participation)

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium.

Please visit the following web site for information regarding the University-wide Commencement activities: commencement.illinois.edu/


Free parking is available in the grass lots west of Memorial Stadium (weather permitting) and in Lot E-14 at the corner of First and Kirby. Guests with a handicap permit on display may park in the north State Farm Center lots. Spaces are limited an available on a first come, first serve basis. For additional parking information, see the Illinois Campus Map and the Memorial Stadium Parking Map.