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IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline to apply for graduation has been extended to Monday, February 13, 2017.

Commencement at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a time of celebration for our students, their families and friends, and our faculty and staff. All of our graduates reflect that our University truly is one destination for every journey, and we appreciate being part of their journeys. We are proud of our graduates and thank them for their many contributions to our University and our communities.

Our history of excellence dates to our humble beginnings in 1874 as a small teachers college.  Today, SIU Carbondale is a thriving world-class research university attracting students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.  In fact, SIU Carbondale is one of only 199 institutions nationwide classified as a research university – and there are 4,400 higher education institutions in this country!

Our students have the benefit of learning from leaders in their field, faculty who focus on teaching and mentorship as they pursue essential research.  They are passionate advocates for all who want to learn.

We have every confidence that with their talent, energy and creative spirit, our graduates will make meaningful contributions to the global society.  Congratulations to our graduates and their families.

May 2017 Commencement Brochure

2017 May Commencement Brochure

Important Dates

Jan 27
Deadline to be entered in a drawing for free regalia

Feb 1
Grad Bash

Deadline to apply for May 2017 graduation

April 1
Deadline to order regalia

May 8
Regalia and reader card pick up begins

May 12
Forever SIU

May 13

May 13 Commencement Times

9:00 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.