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General Information

The May Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in the Banterra Center, 1400 Arena Drive, Carbondale IL*.

9 a.m. Ceremony

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • School of Medicine

1:30 p.m. Ceremony

  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Services

5:30 p.m. Ceremony

  • College of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

The Commencement ceremony is an important occasion not only for the candidate, but also important for other graduates, families, and friends. Although it is a happy time, it should not be a time of revelry. Conduct by all at the ceremony should be dignified. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the ceremony facilities by degree candidates or by guests. Security personnel will be on hand to deal with alcohol or other distracting objects.

*Please note: the Banterra Center was formerly known as the SIU Arena.

Commencement Supplies

Order regalia, invitations and announcements, name cards. Get information on stoles, cap and tassel color and commencement photography.

Venue and Parking

Directions, parking and special needs information.