Graduation and Convocation Ceremonies

May 2021

Convocation will be held virtually via a video released on Illinois Media Space on May 14 at 5 p.m. Please check your Illinois email for additional details. 

Graduation Ceremony

Graduates, please be sure to check your Illinois email address for additional information to be included in the virtual ceremony. If you have questions, please email us at

Graduates will receive a link via email to the video. The video is not live and will be available to view indefinitely.  

We look forward to a rescheduled ACES Convocation Ceremony when it is again safe to gather. Campus has scheduled a stage crossing opportunity for Illinois graduates. More information is available on the campus commencement website

Get Your Diploma and Regalia

If you are not graduating in May, but would like to be included in the ACES virtual ceremony, please submit a Graduation Form.

Future Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Illinois hosts university-wide commencement ceremonies in the spring. Future commencement weekend dates can be found at the commencement website

The College of ACES hosts a convocation ceremony during the May commencement weekend, as well as each December after finals conclude. ACES Convocation dates and times are announced about six months before the ceremony.

Additionally, there is also a Doctoral Hooding during the May commencement weekend, as well as the first weekend of finals in December.

Contact Us

We're happy to answer any questions you have about ACES Convocation.

Call 217-333-3380

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