Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 Graduates are invited to participate in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 11, 2019, 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 March 24, 2019.
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 22, 2019, and Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the Student Services Lobby on the East Peoria Campus.
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.