Graduate Studies

Commencement Information

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Ceremony Day Details
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List of Majors
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Commencement Schedule

Spring 2021 Graduate Commencement
Friday, May 14

5:00 p.m. - Graduate Commencement Ceremony, Hanson Field

Saturday, May 15

9:00 a.m. - Hanson Field

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Technology
  • General Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Programs

1:30 p.m. - Hanson Field

  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication
Sunday, May 16

1:00 p.m. - Combined Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, TaxSlayer Center, Moline, IL

Registration is required to attend, even if a ceremony preference was indicated on the Graduation Application. A total of four (4) guest tickets will be available to each graduate (no exceptions). 2021 graduate and undergraduate students will receive an email to their WIU email account later this week with specific information about their ceremony, including a registration link. 2020 graduates will receive an email to their WIU email account and to the primary personal account on file with WIU with specific information about the ceremony, including a registration link.

2020 graduates who do not receive an email by Tuesday, March 30 regarding commencement registration should email commencement@wiu.edu (undergraduates) or grad-office@wiu.edu (master's/doctoral students).