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December 2018 Convocation Ceremony

Event Type
School of Labor and Employment Relations
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 15, 2018   2:30 pm  
Dan Spaulding, Chief People Officer of Zillow Group
Becky Barker
Originating Calendar

The 2018 December School of Labor and Employment Relations Convocation will be held in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on December 15, 2018, from 2:30-4:00 pm.


Convocation Reception

LER will host a reception for graduate and guests immediately following the ceremony. The location will be announced at a later date.


Parking at Krannert

Parking is available for free in the Krannert Center garage, in metered spaces on nearby streets and permit lots (with the exception of 24-hour rental spaces).



The Champaign Country Convention and Visitors Bureau website provides a listing of local hotel/motel information. For additional visitor information, you may contact them at (800) 369-6151 or locally at (217) 351-4122. Individuals needing accommodations for the convocation weekend are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible.


Ticket Information

Tickets will be required for the School of Labor and Employment Relations Convocation ceremony on Saturday, December 15. Tickets will be distributed in 1-2 weeks before the ceremony, and we will be able to mail them to out of town graduates. Additional details regarding ticket distribution will be forthcoming. Please note that there is no limit to the number of tickets each graduate can request/receive. There will be plenty of tickets for all attendees.


Convocation Announcements

Personalized graduations announcements can be purchased through the Illini Union Bookstore, online through Herff Jones and through local bookstores and copy shops.


Academic Attire

All graduates and degree candidates participating in the LER convocation ceremony are required to wear the appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates wear custom regalia designed particularly for the campus. Academic Attire is available to rent from Herff Jones. Students may place orders for academic regalia online beginning October 1, 2018. The last day to order academic regalia online is Wednesday, November 21, 2018, by 10:50 pm Central Time. This deadline is also the last day to select the ship-to-home option (note: a shipping fee will be charged). Limited late orders will be accepted following the November 21 deadline for an additional fee.


Please note that payment must be provided for rental regalia at the time of order placement. You may cancel up until December 1, 2018, by contacting Patty Storie, with Herff Jones, at 314-369-6668 or pattystorie@att.net.


Regalia distribution will be at the Author’s Corner, Illini Union Bookstore, 809 South Wright Street, Urbana, on Friday, December 14th from 2-5pm and on Saturday, December 15 from 8am-1pm. Regalia returns will be at the Illini Union Bookstore on Sunday, December 16 from 2-5 pm, Monday, December 17 from 10am-12pm, Tuesday, December 18 from 10am-3pm and Wednesday, December 19 from 10am-3pm. Late return fees will apply to students that do not return their regalia by Wednesday, December 19.



The December 2018 LER Convocation will be held in the Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA). Information regarding accessibility and resources for guests with disability or mobility concerns is available directly from KCPA. For additional information, please contact Nicholas Puddicombe (puddicom@illinois.edu) or call Patron Services at (217) 333-9716.

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