Possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on state property, nor are articles or materials that may endanger or distract others. Individuals in violation of these policies or whose conduct is disruptive or harmful to others will be removed from the commencement ceremony.
The commencement ceremony is designed to recognize the academic achievements of our graduates. Proper attire and behavior are expected:
DO NOT BRING PERSONAL ITEMS OR VALUABLES TO THE STUDENT RECREATION CENTER ON COMMENCEMENT DAY. SECURITY IN THE STUDENT RECREATION CENTER CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED.
Your cap and gown will need to be returned after your ceremony. Graduates will be directed to the Lantz Fieldhouse as they leave the ceremony. There, representatives from Herff Jones will collect your cap and gown. The tassel included with your regalia is yours to keep.
Lantz Arena is located on Grant Avenue in Charleston. If you are traveling on Highway 16/Lincoln Ave. into Charleston from the east or west, you travel on Lincoln Ave. and turn south on Fourth Street. Continue south to the first intersection (Fourth Street and Grant Avenue). The diagram below shows the parking areas around Lantz arena. Campus parking map.
Permanent on-campus spaces are designated for persons with disabilities. On Commencement Day, additional spaces will be made available for special needs parking on the north side of Lantz Arena for all ceremonies.
One photograph will be taken as the graduate crosses the stage and two others after exiting the stage during the ceremony. Proofs and online ordering information will be sent to the graduate within two weeks of the ceremony. Relatives and friends are not to intrude into the stage area for pictures during the ceremony.
Grad Images is EIU's photography provider. Contact them at 800.261.2576 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fall 2018 Commencement: Saturday, Dec. 15
Deadline to Apply/Reapply for Fall 2018 Graduation Nov. 6, 2018
Spring 2019 Commencement: Saturday, May 4
Deadline to Apply/Reapply for Spring 2019 Graduation March 20, 2019