Quad Cities Campus

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates

The WIU - Quad Cities ceremony will be held Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the TaxSlayer Center.
The address is 1201 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265.

Tickets and Seating

Graduates - Name cards and ticket distribution will be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. the day of the ceremony. Graduates are required to pick up individual name cards and guest tickets before entering the arena. Graduates will proceed to the arena floor seating and sit within their designated College. Please remain seated prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Guests - Tickets are required for entry to the arena. Four tickets per graduate. Seats are assigned per TaxSlayer Center policy. Seat assignments adhere to safety guidelines in socially distanced pods. Please remain in assigned seating. Marshals will be available to assist with seating.

Safety Guidelines

Graduates and guests are required to complete the WIU Daily Self-Check before arriving at the TaxSlayer Center (https://www.wiu.edu/selfcheck/) and are asked to monitor their health in advance. Any graduate or guest exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must refrain from attending the event. All staff, graduating students, and guests must wear masks (no gaiters per TaxSlayer policy) for the duration of the event and are expected to social distance. Graduates are permitted to remove masks for the official stage photo.


You must wear the appropriate cap and gown. Commencement attire may be purchased through the WIU bookstore (http://bookstore.wiu.edu). Please arrive in your cap and gown - no dressing rooms will be available. (View videos on properly wearing your cap and gown and graduate/doctoral hoods http://wiu.edu/commencement/video.php)

Special Assistance

Graduating students and guests requiring special assistance should contact Temia Rice at t-rice@wiu.edu, Disability Resources.

WIU Bookstore

The WIU -QC bookstore will be open May 10 -14 with special discounts available. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Gifts and Flowers

Gift items or flowers will not be available at the TaxSlayer Center.

Live Streaming Video of Commencement Ceremonies

Western Illinois University provides live streaming video of the commencement ceremonies. The live feed will be available approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each ceremony on WIU's YouTube channel.


Kellie Larrabee
309-762-3999 x.62351

For all information regarding 2021 Commencement, visit wiu.edu/commencement