Graduate Info

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Finish your time at SIU with a class photo with the chancellor, 45 minutes before each ceremony (group photo of students in maroon SIU shirts)


General Information

May Commencement will take place Saturday, May 7, 2022 in the Banterra Center, 1400 Arena Drive, Carbondale, IL.

9 a.m. Ceremony for the College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences; College of Health and Human Sciences; and the School of Medicine

1:30 p.m. Ceremony for the College of Arts and Media; College of Business and Analytics; College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics; College of Liberal Arts; and the School of Education

The 5:30 p.m. ceremony will no longer take place.

More information about schools included in each college is available here.

*Ceremony for the School of Law will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Shryock Auditorium. For additional details, please contact the School of Law.

Live stream of all ceremonies will be available on SIU's YouTube channel.

Commencement will follow the state and university COVID-19 guidelines at the time. Details about possible requirements for masks or other mitigation strategies will be provided as we get closer to the event.

At this time there is no limit to guests. All seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis (no tickets required). To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, the commencement ceremony will be compliant with the Restore Illinois Plan. Plans could change if COVID-19 restrictions are increased. Regular updates will be emailed to students, as well as posted on the Commencement website and on social media. 

All ceremonies will be live-streamed on SIU's YouTube channel for guests unable to attend.

Graduate Checklist

What do I do first? How do I apply to graduate?

Regalia and Other Commencement Supplies

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

Ceremony Details

 What to wear? Student seating information and Ph.D. student information.

Important Information

 Find out about the SIU Alumni Association and what items are discouraged at commencement