1500 seated students in blue graduation gowns

AHS Convocation 2020

Convocation (AHS only)

Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 5:30 pm at the State Farm Center. You will be able to view a livestream video of the event on this page. Students should arrive no later than 4:30 pm.

Report to the East Tunnel of the State Farm Center to check in (enter off of Fourth Street) for the procession.  It is important that you arrive on time.  Motion challenged graduates should go to the east entrance of the State Farm Center, an usher will direct you to the nearest elevator to join the group for the procession.

Graduates with disabilities who require special assistance to fully participate in the AHS Convocation ceremony should email Don Hardin at dhardin@illinois.edu or call 217-649-4810, prior to the ceremony to make necessary arrangements.  We will have a representative of AHS stationed at the east entrance of the State Farm Center (off of Fourth Street) to assist you in joining the procession.


Tickets are not required for the AHS Convocation Ceremony. 


To participate in the AHS Convocation ceremony, there will be an online RSVP form available in the future.

Academic Regalia

All graduates and degree candidates participating in the Applied Health Sciences Convocation ceremony are required to wear appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates wear custom regalia designed specifically for the campus. Please visit this link to order your regalia and to view distribution information.


Detailed instructions for photography pre-event mail registration:

Go to: www.gradimages.com

  • Click on Pre-Event Registration
  • Enter School Name: University of Illinois
  • Select: Univ. of Illinois Applied Health Sciences—5-17-2020
  • Enter your email address and additional email addresses here


Commencement is not a certification of graduation, but rather a ceremony that celebrates your academic achievements. You must satisfy all of your degree requirements before you officially graduate and receive your diploma.

You are eligible to participate in Commencement 2020 and/or Convocation 2020 if you graduated in August 2019 or December 2019 or expect to finish your degree requirements this May 2020. If you are a Bachelor's student with 13 or fewer hours or a Master's student with 8 or fewer hours remaining and expect to complete your degree requirements in August, 2020, you may participate in Commencement; however, your name will not appear in the printed university-wide Commencement Program until May 2021.

Commencement (University-wide) (AHS participation)

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium.

Please visit the following web site for information regarding the University-wide Commencement activities: commencement.illinois.edu/


Free parking is available at the State Farm Center. Guests in wheelchairs, or for whom walking is difficult, may be dropped off outside the ceremony location at the west or east doors. Inside the building, ushers will help direct you to designated seating areas. Guests with a handicap permit on display may park in the north State Farm Center lots. Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Clear Bag Policy

Both Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center will have a clear bag policy for Commencement weekend in 2020. Download this pdf for details about the policy.

2020 AHS Convocation Information

A copy of the 2020 AHS Convocation Information will be posted in the future.


If you have questions about the College Convocation prior to 5:00 pm on Friday, May 15th, please contact Dr. Gretchen Adams at gadams4@illinois.edu or call (217) 333-2130.