College of Media at Illinois

University of IllinoisCollege of Media

College of Media 2014 Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
100 George Huff Hall (1206 S. Fourth Street, Champaign)


Eligibility to participate

Convocation is not a certification of graduation, but rather a ceremony that celebrates your academic achievements. You must satisfy all of your degree requirements before you officially graduate and receive your diploma.

You are eligible to participate in Convocation 2014 if you graduated in August 2013 or December 2013 or expect to finish your degree requirements this May 2014. If you have 13 or fewer hours remaining and expect to complete your Bachelor’s degree or 8 or fewer hours remaining to complete your Master’s degree in August 2014, you may participate in Commencement; however, your name will not appear in the campuswide Commencement program.

Registering for Convocation

Undergraduate: In order to participate in graduation you must first complete the College of Media Senior Survey.

After completing the survey, you will be given a website to register for convocation. The deadline to register is April 17, 2014.

Graduate: You will receive an email about registering in March. If you do not have that email, please contact or call (217)244-4329.

The deadline to register is April 17, 2014.

Convocation Tickets

Tickets are not required for admission to George Huff Hall for the College of Media's Convocation Ceremony.

Assessable Entrances and Seating

For information about assessable entrances and seating, click here.

Regalia (Cap and Gown) Ordering Information

Approved regalia must be worn by all participants in the College convocation and campuswide Commencement ceremony. Herff Jones is the supplier of rental regalia for our ceremonies. Ordering and pricing information can be found on the Herff Jones website. Graduates will be responsible for ordering and for picking up their regalia. The deadline to order your cap and gown is April 17 at 10:00 p.m.

Distribution of ordered caps and gowns will be at the ARC on the following days:
Wednesday, May 14 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 15 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17 - 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 18 - 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Returning Academic Attire (Regalia)

Undergraduates: You get to keep your cap, tassel, and the stole of gratitude. You must return your gown to the ARC at the following times:
Saturday, May 17 - Noon to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, May 19 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you miss these drop off times, you will be charged $5.00 a day and will need to return your academic attire to the Illini Union Bookstore. You can return your attire to the bookstore between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. starting Tuesday, May 20 through Friday, May 23.

Honor Cords

Candidates for College honors and recognition as James Scholars can purchase honor cords. Each honor cord costs $5.00 and can be purchased by credit card at this website. You can pick up your honor cords from 18 Gregory Hall starting April 17. These honor cords are yours to keep.

When and Where to be for College of Media Convocation

If you have a problem with regalia on Saturday, May 17, please report to the ARC at 7:30 a.m. If you wait until 6:00 p.m. we won’t be able to help you.

Check In:Graduates report to registration tables at the entrance of the track area in the Armory beginning at 6:30 p.m. and no later than 7:00 p.m. Pick up and check the information cards given to you at the check in table. Be sure all information is accurate. Keep these cards with you until you reach the stage at George Huff Hall. You will hand the cards to the reader on stage. Once you have checked in, please move to correct areas for procession lines. The number on the top right corner of your card indicates where you need to be in line.

Photography during the Ceremony

A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate after they receive their diploma on stage. A color proof will be sent to each student at no charge and with full information on purchasing options.

Campuswide Commencement Ceremony

College of Media graduates are invited to participate in the campuswide ceremony on Saturday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. More information on the Campuswide Commencement ceremony.

Click here to download the Checklist for Participants

(217) 244-4329