AHS Commencement/Convocation

AHS Convocation 2017

Convocation (AHS only)

Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 5:00 pm at the State Farm Center. 


Tickets are not required for the AHS Convocation Ceremony.

Ticket information for the campuswide Commencement ceremony can be found at the following link: http://commencement.illinois.edu/general/index.html#tickets.

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

  • August and December 2016 graduates.
  • Prospective graduates who have indicated their intent to graduate in May 2017.

Academic Attire

Detailed information regarding cap and gown ordering and return deadlines can be found here.

Special Needs/Accessibility

There is ample accessible seating for guests in wheelchairs, however the number of guests able to sit with them may be limited.  For your information, a sign language interpreter will be on stage.


Please use this link to R.S.V.P. for the convocation ceremony. Graduates will need to provide us with your intent to participate in the AHS Convocation ceremony.  We will also be asking for your approval to provide your mailing and email addresses to GradImages® prior to the ceremony. In addition, as a graduate of the College of AHS, you will be receiving an AHS alumni t-shirt from the Advancement Office and need you to provide your t-shirt size.


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—5-14-2017
  • 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 2017 and/or Convocation 2017 if you graduated in August 2016 or December 2016 or expect to finish your degree requirements this May 2017. 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, 2017, you may participate in Commencement; however, your name will not appear in the printed campuswide Commencement Program until May 2018. Recipients of doctoral degrees must have deposited their dissertations in the Graduate College Thesis Office by 4:45 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 in order to participate in Commencement ceremonies.

Commencement (Campuswide) (AHS participation)

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium.

Please visit the following web site for information regarding the Campuswide 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.