Graduation Celebrations

Computer Science Graduation Open House

Saturday, December 16, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
First Floor Atrium

201 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

All are welcome to attend the Illinois Computer Science Graduation Open House! We look forward to celebrating with family, friends, and colleagues. There will be an informal meet and greet, buffet lunch, graduates' gift + pop-up shop order pick-up, and photo opportunities. 

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Grainger College of Engineering Convocation

Saturday, December 16, 2023
5:00 PM
Foellinger Great Hall | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The ceremony will include speeches from distinguished alumni, current students, and Dean Rashid Bashir. Each graduate's name will be read as they cross the stage. Dean Bashir and a representative from your department will present each graduate with a diploma cover. On the day of the event, watch live streams, on this Grainger College of Engineering web page.

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Blended Degree Ceremonies and Receptions

Visit the Illinois Commencement site for partner degree events where CS blended degree program graduates are recognized.

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences:
Computer Science + Animal Sciences
Computer Science + Crop Sciences

College of Education:
Computer Science + Education

College of Fine and Applied Arts:
Computer Science + Music

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
Computer Science + Anthropology
Computer Science + Astronomy
Computer Science + Chemistry
Computer Science + Economics
Computer Science + Geography & Geographic Information Science
Computer Science + Linguistics
Computer Science + Philosophy
Mathematics & Computer Science
Statistics & Computer Science

College of Media:
Computer Science + Advertising

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Illinois Commencement

Saturday, May 11, 2024
9:30 AM
Memorial Stadium

Doctoral degree candidates are invited to attend but will not be hooded at the event; Doctoral, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional (J.D., D.V.M., and M.D.) degree recipients stand as a group at their seats and are recognized by college. This is a dignified ceremony that lasts about two hours. Academic attire is required. The university-wide ceremony will be livestreamed at

Note: The University-wide Commencement Ceremony is held each year in May. Many units offer convocation ceremonies or receptions for August and December graduates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Livestreams for the Grainger Commencement Ceremony will be available on the Grainger Engineering website. 

The university-wide ceremony will be livestreamed at

The Computer Science Open House will be active from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Alumni and their guests can stop by at anytime. 

The Grainger Convocation Ceremony will take approximately two hours. 

The University Commencement Ceremony will take approximately two hours. 

Academic regalia is required to participate in the college convocation ceremonies and the University commencement. More information on what to wear and how to wear it: