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You've done the work. Now let's celebrate!

Sunday, May 14, 2023
9:30 a.m. CDT (Doors open at 8:30 a.m. CDT)
George Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St., Champaign, IL 61820

College of Education graduates (bachelor's, master's and doctoral) and guests are invited to attend the College of Education Convocation Ceremony at Huff Hall on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Guest tickets are not required for the ceremony. The ceremony typically lasts two hours, depending on the number of graduating students.

Register to Participate

Indicating your intent to graduate does not automatically register you for the Commencement and Convocation ceremonies. You must register for each ceremony you intend to participate in.

Registration for the College of Education Convocation is now closed. If you were unable to register or have any questions or concerns, please email

For doctoral degree candidates, please submit the College of Education Convocation Hooder Request form if you wish to be hooded at Convocation.

Academic Attire

All graduates and degree candidates participating in Commencement and Convocation ceremonies are required to wear appropriate academic attire designed specifically for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Academic attire rentals can be ordered through Herff Jones.

  • Early Bird Rate: Until April 11, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. CDT
  • Regular Rate: April 12, 2023, through April 20, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. CDT

Regalia will be mailed to your home with a return label to send it back. More information concerning regalia can be found on the Commencement Website.

Accessibility & Accommodations

Guests who use wheelchairs or for whom walking is difficult may be dropped off outside of Huff Hall at the northeast or southeast entrances. Inside the building, ushers will help direct you to designated accessible seating areas.

The College of Education has requested an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter. However, fulfillment of our request is not guaranteed.

Join Us Online for the 2023 Convocation Livestream

Unable to attend in person? Join us online as we livestream the 2023 Convocation Ceremony from Huff Hall.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

9:30 a.m. CDT (video link will be active at this time)


To contact the Convocation Coordinators, please send an email to

COVID-19 Event Protocols

Current COVID-19 guidelines for University events do not require that attendees show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or a COVID-19 vaccination record to attend. Face coverings will not be required indoors or outdoors at Commencement Weekend ceremonies. Any updates to this guidance will be e-mailed to graduates and shared on the university's COVID-19 Event Guidance website.