A variety of different events also take place Commencement Weekend outside of the campus ceremony and unit convocations.

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 11 immediately following the university-wide Commencement ceremony at the President’s house, 711 West Florida Avenue, Urbana. Academic attire is encouraged.


Join the University of Illinois Student Alumni Ambassadors to celebrate your graduation from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the transition into alumni status on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 3:30-6 p.m. on the Main Quad, Anniversary Plaza.