Ceremony

May ACES Convocation

Sunday, May 15, 2022: 9:00 A.M.
The State Farm Center

You must register by April 12 to be included in the May 15 ACES ceremony. No tickets required for the event.

If you are in the ceremony, please arrive on the east side tunnel of the State Farm Center to line up by 8:15 A.M. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 A.M. 

The event is subject to change as the semester progresses. 

If you have questions, please email us at ACESGraduation@illinois.edu

Regalia

Academic rental attire is ordered online on the Herff Jones website. Regalia will be shipped to the address you provide if domestic. 

Student Pricing
Early Order Discount by April 12:
    Bachelor $56
    Master $64
    Doctor $84

Regular Pricing April 13 - April 30:
    Bachelor $76
    Master $84
    Doctor $104

Rental fees must be paid in full when placing your online order with Herff Jones. Regalia may be returned via the prepaid shipping label or to the Herff Jones table at Memorial Stadium, east side, immediately following the ceremonies. Students and faculty who are participating in multiple ceremonies should keep their regalia to wear it in all ceremonies they are participating in throughout Commencement season. More information on Regalia can be found on the University Commencement website.

Petitions - Deadline to submit a petition is Monday, April 11, 2022

Bachelor's:

If you are not officially graduating this semester, but would like to participate in the upcoming ceremony, or you are graduating this semester but would like to participate in a future ceremony, please complete the petition. You must include reasoning for why an exception should be made for your situation.

Master's: 

If you are not officially graduating this semester, but would like to participate in the upcoming ceremony, or you are graduating this semester but would like to participate in a future ceremony, please complete the petition. Recipients of master degrees must have deposited their dissertations in the Graduate College Thesis Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 and/or have 8 or fewer hours left to complete in order to participate in unit Convocation ceremonies.

Doctoral:

Doctoral candidates can only participate in the May 2022 ceremony if they deposit their dissertations in the Graduate College Thesis Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022. Recipients of doctoral degrees must have deposited their in order to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and unit Convocation ceremonies. If you are graduating this May 2022 semester, but would like to participate in the December 2022 ceremony, please fill out this petition

Previous degree candidates

If you earned your degree in May 2020, August 2020, December 2020, or May 2021, you will be invited back to participate in an on campus version of the College of ACES Convocation Ceremony. We invited the previously mentioned terms Master and Doctorate graduates to the December 17, 2021 ceremony and previous Bachelor earners are invited to our May 15, 2022 ceremony. Please check your email for an invitation or fill out the form here to indicate that you would like to participate in your respective ceremony. You must register by March 11, 2022 to indicate that you'd like to participate in the May Convocation. 

If you have questions, please email ACESgraduation@illinois.edu for more information.