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May 2020 Convocation ceremony - School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

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School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Foellinger Auditorium, 709 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, IL
May 16, 2020   4:30 pm  
Robert Rushing, Professor of Comparative and World Literature
Free of charge; however, tickets are required and will be distributed to qualified graduates in early May, 2020.
Rick Partin

NOTICE: As of March 16, 2020, the University has not yet made a decision regarding Commencement weekend events. The Commencement Office is continuing to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation. Students who are eligible to participate in graduation ceremonies this May should register at If you have questions or concerns, email SLCL Convocation Coordinator Rick Partin: 


The School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics hosts its annual spring Convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 4:30 p.m., in Foellinger Auditorium for those earning degrees in the following units:

  • Classics
  • Comparative and World Literature
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • French and Italian
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Linguistics (CS + Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language)
  • Religion
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Translation and Interpretation

Students graduating with degrees in August or December of 2019, or are on the May 2020 pending degree list (or plan to finish in August 2020) and who did not participate in Winter Convocation are eligible to participate. There are particular requirements for doctoral candidates. Degree candidates are sent information in March regarding registration and participation.


Campus-wide commencement is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m., in Memorial Stadium. For all things Commencement, visit:

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