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Commencement at EIUCommencement is one of the most exciting events of the year at Eastern Illinois University — and for the graduates and families involved, it's also one of the most memorable.

EIU hosts two annual commencements, at the end of the spring and fall semesters. Those graduating at the end of the summer semester are included in the fall ceremonies. If summer graduates wish to participate in the spring ceremonies, they should contact their college Dean’s office to request to participate by exceptionality.

Class of 2017:
Grad Packs

Students: Visit the Before Commencement page for step-by-step instructions on what you must do to to prepare to participate in the upcoming ceremonies.

  Apply for the 2017 Distinguished Senior Awards

  Click here to learn about our 2017 Distinguished Senior Award opportunities.

 


 

Spring 2017 Commencement: Saturday, May 6

Ceremony Times

 

Ticket Availability

Check this website March 24 for ticket information.

This site provides the information most students and families need to complete their commencement planning. However, if you have a question that has not been answered here, please contact Alumni Services at 217-581-6616.