Commencement 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.
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.
Spring 2017 Commencement: Saturday, May 6
Ticket AvailabilityGraduates will initially be allotted a specific number of tickets depending on the ceremony in which they are graduating. Ticket allotments will be updated here soon after the March 22 Graduation Application deadline:
9 a.m.: TBD
12 p.m.: TBD
3 p.m.: TBD
6 p.m.: TBD
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.