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WIU 2021-2022 Commencement Information

October 5, 2021

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University students who are scheduled to graduate in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 will be recognized at in-person commencement ceremonies Friday-Sunday, May 13-15. To avoid limited indoor audience participation due to protocols currently in place and to allow students to invite family and friends, the University is moving to outdoor ceremonies in May; therefore, there will not be commencement ceremonies in December 2021.

The Macomb-based ceremonies will be held on Hanson Field (May 13-14), while the Quad Cities-based ceremony will be held at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline (May 15). Students will be able to attend the ceremony for their program at either the Macomb or Quad Cities commencement location, regardless of which campus they primarily attended.

Friday, May 13, 5 p.m., Hanson Field
Master's/doctoral students

The undergraduate Commencement ceremonies in Macomb on May 14 will be organized based on the student's primary major college:

Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m., Hanson Field
• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Business and Technology
• General Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Programs

Saturday, May 14, 1:30 p.m., Hanson Field
• College of Education and Human Services
• College of Fine Arts and Communication

Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m., TaxSlayer Center, Moline
WIU-QC undergraduate and master's/doctoral students

Additional information, including health and safety protocols, guests, graduate registration and more will be shared during the Spring 2022 semester and at

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