Commencement Registration

Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 Graduates are invited to participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 2 pm at the ICC CougarPlex.

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 Event Coordinator at (309) 694-5717.

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, 2020 at 10 pm.

Step 2 Order Your Cap, Gown, and Tassel

Order your cap, gown, and tassel through Herff Jones. If a black cap and gown are already owned, you must still order your tassel.

Grad Fair is when you pick up your cap, gown, tassel and guest tickets while finalizing the Commencement registration process. Grad Fair will be Monday, April 27, 2020 and Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in the Atrium on the East Peoria Campus.

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There is a limit of 6 tickets per graduate. If you would like to request more tickets, please email [email protected]. These will be available on a first come; first serve basis beginning May 1, 2020. A maximum of 3 extra tickets may be requested.

Graduate Special Needs

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.