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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Convocation Ceremonies

Alma Mater in her cap & gown.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to celebrate the academic achievements of its students by holding convocation ceremonies.

Spring 2019 convocation

When: 10 a.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019. Doors open at 9 a.m.

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

Spring Convocation Speaker: To be announced.

Registration: The deadline to register is April 26, 2019. Please register by following this link:

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Lyle,, (217) 244-2819.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to do the following:

1.  Report your future plans to Career Services. Fill out the section on future plans, print the confirmation page, and bring or send it to the ChBE undergraduate program office in Room 99 RAL.

2.  Complete the department’s senior survey, via this link.

3.  Order your cap and gown through Herff Jones. Regalia is required for the convocation ceremony. Don’t wait to order regalia; deadlines and late fees are set by the vender.

FAQs about Spring Convocation

How long is the ceremony?

Approximately 1.5 hours.

Is academic regalia required?

Yes. Order your cap and gown through Herff Jones.

What time do I arrive and where?

Students should arrive by 9 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 university-wide Commencement ceremony will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019. For student instructions and ceremony details, visit the campus commencement website. You must register for the campus-wide ceremony separately.



Winter 2018 convocation

The department will hold a winter convocation at 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Room 100 of Noyes Laboratory, 505 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana.

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony outside Room 100.

The deadline for students to register for the ChBE convocation was Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Regalia is required for the convocation ceremony. Students should order their cap and gown through Herff Jones. Student cap and gown online ordering will be activated on Oct. 1, 2018. Students will pay for rental when they place their order. Don’t wait to order regalia; deadlines and late fees are set by the vendor.

Please contact Becky Lyle at with any questions.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will also host a winter convocation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 in Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

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