Programs and Activities
The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will host a formal congratulatory ceremony for all graduating African American students. The ceremony will be from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, in 100 George Huff Hall, 1206 South Fourth Street, Champaign. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and academic attire is required for student participants. For students desiring to participate open registration is from October 1, 2016 through March 3, 2017 and costs $65. Registration takes place online at illinois.edu/fb/sec/5986831. For more information visit go.illinois.edu/bnaacc. Questions should be directed to Ashley M. Davis, (217) 333-2092 or via email.
The Military Education Council will host a Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning Ceremony from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 15, in the Foellinger Auditorium, 709 South Mathews, Urbana. The formal ceremony is open to the public. Questions should be directed to the Department of Air Force Aerospace Studies, (217) 333-1927.
La Casa Cultural Latina will host a formal Latina/Latino Congratulatory Program from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana. Graduating students who plan to participate must register by Friday, March 31, 2017. Family and friends are welcome to attend. For additional information and updates please see http://oiir.illinois.edu/la-casa-cultural-latina/la-casa-events/latinao-congratulatory. Questions should be directed via email to La Casa Cultural Latina or phone at (217) 333-4950.
The Native American House will host a congratulatory program for all Native American graduates. The program will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Illini Union in the Ballroom on the second floor. Advanced registration is required by April 7 at https://oiir.illinois.edy/native-american-house/nah-events/congratulatory-ceremony. Academic attire and/or traditional Native American regalia is encouraged. A reception will follow. For additional information email NAH@illinois.edu or call the Native American House at (217) 265-0632.
President's and Chancellor's Reception
The President and Chancellor extend a cordial invitation to all graduates, candidates and their families to a reception on Saturday, May 13 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at The President's House, 711 West Florida Avenue, Urbana. Academic attire is encouraged. Shuttle transportation will be available from Memorial Stadium to The President's House.
The first floor of the Main Library is open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14 for visitors and students to view the University Honors Bronze Tablets.
Suggested popular landmarks to use as backdrops when taking photographs of graduates.