EIU Fall 2014 Commencement Checklist
- Apply to graduate by Nov. 4, 2014
Apply for graduation through PAWS: http://www.eiu.edu/paws Questions? Call the Office of the Registrar at 217-581-3511 or your college dean. Please note: If you have not applied to graduate or to "walk through" by Exception by Nov. 4, 2014, your name WILL NOT be in the program
- Order your cap and gown by Nov. 16
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. 16.
- 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 217-581-6892 to make arrangements in advance of the ceremonies.
- Pick up your tickets Dec. 18 and 19
Space is limited at Lantz Arena, so graduates are allotted a specific number of tickets. Ticket distribution will be Dec. 18-19 from 9 am to 5 pm 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 e-mail a ticket request, including your name, e-number and major, to Ms. Marty Hackler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pick up your cap and gown Dec. 18 and 19
Cap and gown distribution will be will be Dec. 18 and 19 in the Charleston-Mattoon Room of the MLK University Union from 9 am to 5 pm. 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. 20)
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 and Applied Sciences and The Graduate School
- College of Arts and Humanities and The Graduate School
1 p.m. - College of Education and Professional Studies and The Graduate School
- College of Sciences and The Graduate School
- School of Continuing Education (BGS degrees)