Commencement Registration

Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 Graduates are invited to participate in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 2 pm at the Peoria Civic Center.

All potential graduates should receive a postcard and email with instructions for participating in the Commencement Ceremony. If you did not receive a postcard or email, please call the Event Coordinator at (309) 694-5717.

Registration for the Commencement Ceremony is a two-step process:

Step 1 Register

Please use the form below to register.
Registration is open through April 8, 2021 at 10 pm.

Graduate Special Needs

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 will pick up your cap, gown, and tassel while finalizing the Commencement registration process. Grad Fair will be Monday, May 3, 2021, and Tuesday, May 4, 2021, between 8 am and 6 pm in the Atrium 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 10 weeks after all final grades are posted.