Convocation

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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