Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Convocation

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Event Details

When: 10 a.m., Sunday, May 14, 2017. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana.

Advanced registration is required for the formal department ceremony. Students can register online. The deadline for registering for convocation is April 6, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Lyle,, (217) 244-2819.

Convocation Speaker

Information to come.

FAQs about Convocation

How long is the ceremony?

Approximately 1.5 hours.

Is academic regalia required?


What time do I arrive and where?

Students should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and meet in the backstage hallway of Tryon Festival Theatre. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for family members.

Is flash photography allowed during the ceremony?

Yes, we encourage your family to take photos. They can come to the front of the stage but are not allowed on stage.

Is videorecording allowed during the ceremony?


What if someone in my party requires special access needs?

Contact Nicholas Puddicombe at or (217) 247-0572.

Additional information: The campus-wide ceremony that includes the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Memorial Stadium. For student instructions and ceremony details, visit the campus commencement website.