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Convocation for the Class of 2023

Event Type
University of Illinois College of Law
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts & College of Law Building
May 13, 2023   4:30 - 7:30 pm  
Susan Landrum

The 2023 College of Law Convocation will be held in the Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on May 13 from 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Remote attendees may view a livestream of the ceremony here:

Convocation Reception
6:15–7:30 pm
College of Law Building 
An open house event, hosted at the College of Law, and free to College of Law graduates and their guests.

Frequently asked questions about Convocation for students can be found on Canvas.

Parking at Krannert
Parking is available in the Krannert Center garage, in metered spaces on nearby streets, and in permit lots (with the exception of 24-hour rental spaces) during commencement weekend. Please be sure to allow enough time to find parking since there are multiple convocation ceremonies on Saturday.

The Champaign County 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) 351-4133. Individuals needing accommodations for graduation weekend are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. 

University-wide Commencement
Saturday, May 13 from 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Graduates are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony with graduate and undergraduate students from various colleges throughout the university. Please visit the university-wide Commencement website for additional information regarding the university-wide ceremony, including registration information.

Ticket Information
Tickets will be required for the College of Law Convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 13. Tickets will be distributed in the weeks prior to the ceremony. Additional details regarding ticket distribution will be forthcoming. 

Convocation Announcements
For more information on announcements please visit the university-wide Commencement website. 

Academic Attire
All graduates and degree candidates participating in Commencement or Convocation ceremonies are required to wear appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates wear custom regalia designed specifically for the campus. Academic Attire is available for rent through Herff Jones

Students may place orders for academic regalia online. The last date to order academic regalia online is April 11. Important details regarding the ordering process, fees, and distribution are available online. Please note, students should indicate the following degree levels when ordering caps and gowns:

  • JD and JSD Students: Doctorate
  • LLM and MSL Students: Masters

The 2023 College of Law 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 disabilities or mobility concerns is available directly from KCPA. 

For more information
Rachel Albers, Office Manager – Assistant to the Dean of Students
(217) 244-4332

Heather Ball – Director of Events and Alumni Programming 
(217) 244-0689 

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