Combined Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Details for BGS Students

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Graduation applications must be filed with the General Studies Graduation Department by October 23, 2020 for names to appear in the commencement program for Fall 2020.

If you have missed the deadline or have questions or concerns, please contact:

Kathy Artis (Graduation Requirements, Dates/Deadlines, Commencement Ceremony, Diplomas, Address Updates )
Phone: 309/298-1929 or Email:  kj-artis


Honors medallions will be mailed later to recipients.

Caps & Gowns

The University Union Bookstore is the sole source provider of officially licensed Western Illinois University commencement regalia. Commencement apparel will be available for purchase at the Union Bookstore or online beginning October 9, 2020.

  • WIU Bookstore Cap & Gown Online Order/Shopping Cart
    NOTE:  For UPS delivery, orders must be received by the Bookstore before December 15, 2020.

  • WIU Bookstore Cap & Gown In-store Purchase
    University Union Bookstore
    Western Illinois University
    1 University Circle
    Macomb IL 61455
    Phone: 309-298-1931

Personalized Announcements

Commencement Program Participation

  • Students must have their graduation application on file in the BGS Degree Program Macomb office by October 23, 2020, in order for their names to appear in the program
  • Students who have invoked the Privacy Act will not have their names printed in the program or released to their local media by University Relations, unless they sign a release form with the Office of the Registrar.
  • Participating in a commencement program does not guarantee graduation. All academic requirements must be complete and all paperwork on file in the BGS Degree Program office by January 8, 2021, before diplomas are awarded.