Chancellor Robert J. Jones

Commencement Home

Welcome from the Chancellor

Commencement is an exciting time on every university campus. At Illinois, it acknowledges our students' academic achievements and reaffirms the continuing vitality of the campus. The granting of baccalaureate and graduate degrees is celebrated through long-standing traditions, as well as reflections on the opportunities ahead.

This website provides important details and information regarding graduation and the activities scheduled for Commencement Weekend, May 15-17, 2020. If you have questions after reading this material, please contact the Committee on Commencement at (217) 333-8834 or email the Commencement Office.

To each of our graduates, we hope you will participate in Commencement exercises as a way of sharing this great accomplishment with your fellow Illini, as well as with the families who have supported you on your journey to one of life's most significant milestones.


Robert J. Jones