Graduates in their caps and gowns celebrate at Memorial Stadium during the commencement ceremony

Convocation

Gies College of Business Convocation is celebrated each academic year in December and May. Master’s and Bachelor’s candidates who earned a degree in August 2018 or will earn a degree in December 2018 –as well as Doctoral candidates who have deposited their dissertations to the Graduate College by the campus-established deadlines for December graduation– can choose to participate in the December or May ceremony.

Master’s and Bachelor’s candidates who earned a degree in August or December 2018 or will earn a degree in May 2019 or the following August (2019)*–as well as Doctoral candidates who have deposited their dissertations to the Graduate College by the campus-established deadlines–are invited to participate in the May Business Convocation.

*Bachelor’s degree candidates with 13 or fewer hours or Master’s degree candidates with 8 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2019 may participate in May 2019.

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

Larry Gies 2019 Commencement Speech

May 2019 Commencement Weekend Events

University-wide Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2019 11 am- 1 pm
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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University-wide Commencement (all candidates)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:30am
Memorial Stadium
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Gies College of Business Convocation (Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, and PhD Candidates)
Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 5:30pm
State Farm Center
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