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College of Business Convocation

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College of Business Convocation is celebrated each academic year in May. Master's and Bachelor's candidates who have earned a degree in the December prior or who will earn a degree in May or the following August as well as Doctoral candidates who have deposited their dissertations to the graduate college by the campus established deadlines are invited to participate in Business Convocation.

In addition to Business Convocation, a Campus-wide Commencement ceremony is held.
Click here to learn more about Campus-wide Commencement.

 

MAY 2014 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND EVENTS

CAMPUS-WIDE COMMENCEMENT
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:30 am - Noon
Memorial Stadium

MBA CONVOCATION
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Smith Memorial Hall

BUSINESS CONVOCATION (Bachelor's Candidates)
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9 - 10:30 am
Huff Gymnasium, Huff Hall

BUSINESS CONVOCATION (Master's & PhD Candidates)
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:30 - 3 pm
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

 

Bachelor’s Candidates:

College of Business Convocation for bachelor’s candidates will take place from 9 – 10:30 am on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Huff Gymnasium in Huff Hall. Attendance is optional. Tickets ARE required for ALL guests. Each graduate will be limited to FOUR guest tickets.

Student Tasks:

All guests will require tickets for this ceremony. Each graduate will be limited to FOUR tickets. A limited quantity of surplus tickets may be available when the ceremony draws nearer. Ticket distribution and surplus ticket details will be communicated directly to degree candidates via e-mail in April. Accessible seating will be available and can be requested to an usher on-site at the ceremony.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Affairs at undergrads@business.illinois.edu or (217) 333-2740 with questions.

Master’s & PhD Candidates:

College of Business Convocation for master’s and doctoral candidates will take place from 1:30 – 3 pm on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Attendance is optional. Tickets ARE required for ALL guests. Each graduate will be limited to TWO guest tickets.

Student Tasks:

All guests will require tickets for this ceremony. Each graduate will be limited to TWO tickets. A limited quantity of surplus tickets may be available when the ceremony draws nearer. Ticket distribution and surplus ticket details will be communicated directly to degree candidates via e-mail in April. Accessible seating will be available; contact Nick Puddicombe, Patron Services Director, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at puddicom@illinois.edu or (217) 333-9716 at least one week prior to convocation.

Contact your degree program office with questions.

MBA Candidates:

Convocation for MBA candidates will take place from 7:30 – 8:30 pm on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Smith Memorial Music Hall. Attendance is optional. Tickets ARE required for ALL guests. Each graduate will be limited to THREE guest tickets.

Student Tasks:

Students will need to complete the MBA checkout process to RSVP and receive tickets to the ceremony. Checkout process will be communicated directly to students in late March. All guests will require tickets for this ceremony. Each graduate will be limited to THREE tickets. A limited quantity of surplus tickets may be available when the ceremony draws nearer. Ticket distribution and surplus ticket details will be communicated directly to degree candidates via e-mail in April.

A post-reception will be held for graduates and their families from 9 – 11 pm in the Business Instructional Facility Commons following the ceremony.

Contact Kelly O’Neill, Associate Director Student Services, MBA Program Administration at mbastudentaffairs@illinois.edu or (217) 300-3825.

 

Business Convocation is coordinated with the Office of Alumni Affairs.

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