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EIU Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement

Saturday, Dec. 16 - Lantz Arena

  • 10 a.m. – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, The Graduate School
  • 1 p.m. – College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, The Graduate School

Apply to Participate in Celebration Video

Interested in being a part of a Commencement celebration video that will be shown during each ceremony? To apply for consideration, students must submit a 30 second video. The address should celebrate the accomplishments of all of the graduates, celebrate your accomplishments, and honor the many contributions of students, faculty, and staff across our diverse campus community.  Eligible candidates to have their videos selected for use in commencement must have completed all degree requirements. Complete this FORM by November 1, 2023, to be considered. Any questions please contact the Commencement Office at 217-581-6616 or email

Graduation Live Streams

Can't make it to Charleston for your graduate's big day? That doesn't mean you can't see them walk across the stage and receive that diploma! WEIU-TV plans to live stream the entirety of each ceremony on YouTube; you can watch them here as they take place!

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.


Download and Share Your Big Moment Forever!

Order a StageClip personalized graduation video featuring just your special moment on stage! Order today at

Click the image on the right for a downloadable PDF version of the flyer.

Class of 2023 Senior Grad Pack
Grad Packs

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

Want to order a senior brick for our Commemorative Courtyard with your Gradpack? Click here to order and click here to learn more about the courtyard!

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Contact Information

Fall 2023 Commencement: Saturday, Dec. 16

Lantz Arena

Deadline to Apply/Reapply for Fall 2023 Graduation

Nov. 7, 2023

EIU Commencement Office


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