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Congratulations, May 2020 Graduates!

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May 2020 Commencement program


Commencement Update for May 9 (updated 5-5-20)

As the pandemic evolved, it became clear that it would not be possible to hold a traditional, in-person commencement ceremony.

This decision does not affect the conferring of degrees and a student’s ability to graduate. Students who are qualified to graduate will still do so, and degrees will be mailed as usual.

We have surveyed graduates to find out their preferences regarding commencement alternatives, including a virtual ceremony, a future in-person ceremony or a combination. Graduates strongly preferred a future in-person ceremony, so we are planning to hold one in August or December. Graduates will be notified of plans as decisions are made.

The Spring 2020 Commencement program, including names of all May 2020 graduates, is available for download on this website. Print copies of the program will be mailed to graduates, along with their diplomas. August and December 2020 graduate names will be included in the December 2020 commencement program.

The Schools of Law and Medicine have separate plans to recognize their graduates.

May 2020 Career Services Graduation Survey

SIU is in the process of collecting post graduation plans through the SIU graduation survey. If you are graduating in May 2020, we would love to know what you plan to do next! This information helps your departments and SIU know how to plan for future Salukis!

Note: This link will only work for students who have applied for graduation by a certain date. If you are graduating in May 2020 and can not access this link, please let the Career Development Center know at 618.453.2391 or

Survey link:

 Request or Download Program

Request a Commencement Program mailed to you here.

Download an electronic copy of your commencement program.