Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Graduates are invited to participate in the 2018 Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 9:30 am at the Peoria Civic Center.
All potential graduates should receive a postcard and email with instructions for participating in Commencement. If you did not receive a postcard or email, please call the Graduation Office at (309) 694-5612.
Registration for Commencement is a two-step process:
Step 1 Register for Commencement Online
Please use the form below to register. Registration is open through April 2, 2018.
Step 2 Order Your Cap, Gown, and Tassel
Order your cap, gown, and tassel through Jostens. If a black cap and gown are already owned, you must still order your tassel.
Grad Finale is when you will pick up your cap, gown, and tassel orders and finalize the Commencement registration process. Grad Finale will be Monday, April 30, 2018 and Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in the Student Services Lobby on the East Peoria Campus.
Please download the instructions below for May 2018 Commencement.
Participation in Commencement does not automatically ensure that a student has earned a diploma or certificate. Final grades, and therefore degree certification, are verified as soon as possible following the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to the student approximately 6 weeks after all final grades are posted.