EIU Fall 2015 Commencement Checklist
- Order your cap and gown by Nov. 15
To order your cap and gown, go to www.eiu.edu/commence. Click on "Before Commencement" on the left, then click on "Cap and Gown Rental". Be sure to choose "Eastern Illinois University" as your school. Late charge - $20 after Nov. 15. Do not order cap and gown if you have not applied to graduate (PAWS) or to participate by Exception (Deadline: Nov. 3).
- Planning a meal?
Click here for a listing of area restaurants: http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/lodging.php
- Need Accommodations?
Do your guests need a place to stay while attending the ceremonies? Click here for a listing of area lodging choices: http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/lodging.php
- Are you a graduate with special needs?
If so, please contact the Alumni Services staff at 217-581-6616 to make arrangements in advance of the ceremonies.
- Pick up your tickets Dec. 17-18
Space is limited at Lantz Arena, so graduates are allotted a specific number of tickets. Ticket distribution will be Dec. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Arcola-Tuscola Room, MLK University Union. For those graduates who are not taking classes on campus and/or cannot be on campus for ticket distribution please email a ticket request, including your name, e-number and major, to Josh Reinhart at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tickets will then be held for pick up on Commencement Day. The number of tickets available to each graduate will be determined after the graduation application deadline: Nov. 3, 2015. The ticket amounts will be posted on the web page as soon as possible after the Nov. 3 graduation application deadline, so please check the commencement website often.
- Pick up your cap and gown Dec. 17-18
Cap and gown distribution will be will be Dec. 17-18 in the Charleston-Mattoon Room of the MLK University Union from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For those graduates who are not taking classes on campus and/or cannot be on campus for cap and gown distribution, your cap and gown can be picked up in the Fieldhouse of Lantz Arena on Commencement Day.
- On Commencement Day (Saturday, Dec. 19)
Arrive at the Lantz Fieldhouse at least one hour before your ceremony begins. Graduates, both undergraduate and graduate students, will walk with the colleges from which they are receiving their degrees.
- Ceremony Times
10 a.m. - Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences and The Graduate School
College of Arts & Humanities and The Graduate School
1 p.m. - College of Education & Professional Studies and The Graduate School
College of Sciences and The Graduate School
School of Continuing Education -- BA in General Studies