College of Media December 2020 Convocation

In-person December convocation ceremonies will not take place, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Diplomas will be mailed and graduates will be invited to participate in future in-person ceremonies when it is safe to gather again. View our December 2020 virtual program.

Herff Jones is offering caps and gowns/regalia to rent. You can order it at and choose the Ship to Home option and the College of Media in the drop down boxes. There will be no distribution of caps and gowns/regalia on campus for the December virtual ceremonies. The rental costs are:

  • Bachelor’s degree: $56
  • Master’s degree: $64
  • Doctoral degree: $84

If you are planning to participate in the May 2021 ceremony (to be determined) you can keep the gown and hood (as appropriate) until following the May 2021 ceremony and then return it/them as directed. Please note that the University of Illinois is monitoring the unfolding situation of COVID-19 and any potential impact on university events. Presently, the university has not yet made a decision about Commencement for May 2021. A central web resource,, is a good starting point for the latest information about the virus and its effects on university operations and plans.

More details will be shared as we have them.