Congratulatory Programs

In addition to the university-wide Commencement and the unit convocation ceremonies, there are several congratulatory programs that graduates may participate in.

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center Black Congratulatory Ceremony

The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will host a congratulatory ceremony on Saturday, May 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Huff Hall. For more information visit the center’s website. Questions should be directed to Ashley M. Davis, Congratulatory Coordinator, via email.

Latinx Congratulatory Ceremony

The Latinx Congratulatory Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 13 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. For additional information and updates please see the La Casa website. Questions should be directed via email to lacasa@illinois.edu or phone at (217) 333-4950.

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Lavender Congratulatory Ceremony

The Lavender Congratulatory Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Ballroom. For additional information please see the LGBT Resource Center website. Questions should be directed via email to lgbtrc@illinois.edu or phone at (217) 244-8863.

Native American House Congratulatory Program

For additional information email NAH@illinois.edu or call the Native American House at (217) 265-0632.

Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

The Military Education Council will host a Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning Ceremony on Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Foellinger Auditorium. Questions should be directed to the Department of Air Force Aerospace Studies, (217) 333-1927.