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Commencement and Convocation Information for all 2020 and 2021 Graduates

School of MCB Convocation Information

The School of MCB is hosting a virtual Convocation/Celebration for our Spring and Summer 2021 graduates on Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 AM CT via Zoom. The ceremony will last approximately 50 minutes and recognize students earning a Ph.D., M.S. or B.S. from the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology. The presentation features Powerpoint slides for each participant, which may include a photo, name, list of honors and post-graduation plans. Each graduate's name will be read as the slides are shown. Students earning campus, college or school honors will be recognized.

Download your copy of the 2021 School of MCB Convocation Program (PDF) and follow along with our virtual celebration. We invite you to stage your own graduate procession as we play Pomp and Circumstance and to participate in the tassel turn and singing of our Alma Mater at the end of the ceremony.

Join us for the initial showing of the Virtual Ceremony, which will be archived on this website, via Zoom using the information emailed to the graduate. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments!

Campus Commencement Information

2021 Commencement will include both an in-person individual, private Stage Crossing experience May 10 - May 17 and an online celebration featuring a virtual conferral of degrees on Saturday, May 15 at 12pm, noon CT.

Be sure to visit the Official 2021 Illinois Commencement website for specific information about Stage Crossings. You can also find information on how to order Academic Regalia. Even if you're not participating in an in-person event, you are welcome to rent academic attire to be worn for photographs.

All of our decisions related to events continue to be guided by the directives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and advice of our local public health officials. Graduates who cannot or choose not to attend the Stage Crossings are welcome to participate in the online celebration and other virtual experiences for graduates. When it is safe to resume large, in-person gatherings, we still intend to invite graduates from 2020 and 2021 to participate in an on-campus ceremony at Memorial Stadium.

Eligibility for Convocation Participation

The following students are eligible to participate in the School of MCB May 2021 ceremony.