2023 Convocation Information
2023 Convocation Ceremony for the Department of Statistics
Sunday, May 14, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Doors open to guests at 12:30 p.m.)
George Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St., Champaign, IL 61820
Video of the 2022 Convocation Ceremony: https://ensemble.illinois.edu/Watch/MathStatisticsConvocation2022
The Department of Statistics is excited to announce that our Convocation Ceremony for all of the Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students will be held in person. Names of all graduating students attending the ceremony will be read in order by degree. Program booklets with all students on the graduation list will be handed out to guests (please note that students who add their names to the graduation list late may not have their names printed in the booklet).
Guest tickets are not required for the ceremony. The ceremony typically lasts 2.5 hours, depending on the number of graduating students.
All graduates and degree candidates participating in the Statistics Convocation Ceremony are required to wear appropriate academic attire. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates must wear custom regalia designed specifically for the campus. Academic attire must be ordered between January 9 and April 20, 2023. Order by April 11 to take advantage of the early order discount. See this page for complete information.
Registration to participate in the Convocation Ceremony begins January 17 and runs through April 28.
Huff Hall will open for guests at 12:30 p.m., and doors will close (no guest admission) during the processional. Please arrive by 1:15 p.m. We would like to remind guests to respect all of the graduates by holding applause until after all names are read, so that no names are missed. We also ask you remain in your seats during the ceremony. Professional pictures are available, and students will receive information by email.
Register to Participate
When/Where Should I Arrive?
Graduates should report to the Armory at12:00 p.m. to check-in and line up. The check-in desk closes at 1:00 p.m.
Guests should arrive between 12:30 p.m.– 1:15 p.m. at Huff Hall.
What Should I Bring to the Ceremony?
Graduates should arrive wearing their regalia (including the white tassel, and not the souvenir orange and blue tassel) and will receive their reader card upon check-in.
*****All other personal items (backpacks, cameras, purses, etc.) should be left in your vehicle or with relatives or friends. We do not have a secure location for you to leave these items during the ceremony.*****
How Do I Get to Huff Hall/Where Can I Park?
Directions to Huff Hall and information on parking are available at http://ada.fs.illinois.edu/0058.html.
From the following map, Huff Hall is building 58 on the corner of Gregory and Fourth. It would be best to try and find parking in lots E12, E3, E18, E2, E15, or E24.
Note to Graduates
After you have registered to attend our ceremony, please complete the appropriate questionnaire prior to the ceremony.
The Department of Statistics coordinates with professional photographers to take pictures during the ceremony. Following the ceremony there may be a photographer taking pictures of students with the graduation speaker, department head, and other staff outside of Huff Hall.
Student Pictures: GradImages® will take pictures of all graduating students as they walk across the stage and receive their diploma cover. Students should ensure their contact information is on the back of their reader card, and GradImages® will send students an email with information on the pictures and a link to view. GradImages® pictures are for purchase.
***Due to high traffic and GradImages® taking photos, we encourage family and friends of graduates to remain seated during the entire ceremony. Anyone who tries to come up to the stage will be escorted back to his or her seat.***
Additional Student Information
Additional information on certifying your degree and diplomas is below. At our Convocation Ceremony, you will receive a diploma cover. Your diploma will be mailed.
University-wide Commencement Ceremony Information
The University-wide Commencement Ceremony will be held May 13, 2023, 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Information about the University-wide Commencement Ceremony and other related information (including congratulatory ceremonies and special receptions) may be found on the Commencement website: commencement.illinois.edu.