College of Education Convocation

Please join us for a virtual Convocation celebrating the Class of 2020!


Unfortunately, the 2020 Convocation in-person ceremony has been cancelled. We understand your disappointment. 

We know the importance of this ceremony for every one of our graduates and the entire university community. It is the culmination of academic experiences and a celebration of accomplishments. 

University and College leaders made the difficult decision to cancel the May 16, 2020 ceremony, because with COVID-19 uncertainty it is impossible to anticipate the level of safety we can guarantee. The health and well-being of our university community remains our top priority. We also wanted to ensure families had adequate time to cancel travel arrangements without penalty.

We still want to celebrate you and your achievements! The College is actively planning alternative experiences to ensure our May 2020 graduates are recognized in special ways. We are creating a 2020 Convocation Video for you, family, and friends to watch while "gathering" safely online.

Join Us Online for 2020 "Virtual Convocation"
Saturday, May 16
1 p.m. CST (video link will be active at this time) 

Please also be sure to update your unit’s convocation webpages with information about your virtual event and the online Commencement celebration.

Campus-wide Commencement Ceremony

Join us for the Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony on May 16 at noon CDT. Visit for more information and to view the ceremony.

If you have questions about the system-wide Commencement ceremony after visiting the website, you may contact the University's Committee on Commencement at 217-333-8834 or

Convocation Coordinators

Kat Kernick
110B Education Building

Kathy Stalter
140C Education Building