College of Education Convocation

"You are a talented group of thinkers, creators, and collaborators and I commend you on a job well done as you finish a grand chapter of your lives and prepare to start a new one." -Dean Mary Kalantzis

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ITINERARY FOR SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 – COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

 
Convocation Line-up for Procession: 

4:00 PM 

Graduates assemble in Level 2 of                     Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, IL

   4:00 PM

Doors open and guest seating begins Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, IL

Convocation Ceremony: 
5:00 PM  

Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, IL

 

Education Building
Tickets will be mandatory with a 6 ticket per graduate limit this year. All guests including infants and children will need a ticket for admittance. Tickets will be distributed May 9 - May 13, 2016 in 110 Education Bldg between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m, and May 14 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m at the same location. All tickets must be picked up in person. If you are unable to pick up the tickets yourself, you may designate someone to pick them up for you. Please email convocation@education.illinois.edu to authorize this. The subject line of your email should include "Pick Up Designation." Click to download the 2016 Convocation student letter.

The College of Education follows campus policy for eligibility to participate in Convocation and/or campuswide Commencement ceremonies.

CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CONVOCATION AND CAMPUSWIDE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES INCLUDE AUGUST 2015 GRADUATES, DECEMBER 2015 GRADUATES, AND MAY 2016 DEGREE CANDIDATES. DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPUSWIDE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONy IF THEY DO NOT DEPOSIT BY 4:45 PM ON APRIL 22, 2016. 

Bachelors Degree Candidates

Prospective Bachelor degree candidates with 13 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements by August 2016 are eligible to participate.  Students who have not yet indicated their intention to participate in either/both ceremonies should contact the Admission/records Officer for the College of Education immediately.  Failure to do so will prevent candidates from receiving important information. August 2016 names will not appear in the printed College Convocation or campuswide Commencement Programs until May 2017.

Graduate Degree Candidates

  • Prospective Doctoral candidates who will meet the defense or deposit deadline for Spring 2016 should follow the steps in the 2016 Convocation Student letter to petition to join the College of Education Convocation ceremony.  
  • Prospective Master's and Certificate of Advance Study degree candidates with 8 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements by August 2016 are eligible to participate.  Students who have not yet indicated their intention to participate in either/both ceremonies should contact their departmental academic support specialist at convocation@education.illinois.edu immediately.  Failure to do so will prevent candidates from receiving important information. August 2016 names will not appear in the printed College Convocation or campuswide Commencement Program until May 2017.


CAMPUSWIDE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

For information on the campuswide Commencement ceremony, visit commencement.illinois.edu.
If you have questions about the campuswide Commencement ceremony after visiting the website, you may contact the Committee on Commencement at 217-333-8834 or email at commencement@illinois.edu.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CONVOCATION CEREMONY

Elaine Iliff Middleton
25 Education Building
217-333-4988

Myranda Crist
310 Education Building
217-244-3391

convocation@education.illinois.edu

The College of Education looks forward to celebrating with you on Saturday, May 14, 2016!