Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Illinois State University is honored to assist you in celebrating this momentous occasion during the winter commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, at Redbird Arena.
Still need to purchase cap and gown? If you forgot to purchase regalia for the winter commencement ceremonies, the Jostens' representative will have regalia available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday, December 14, in the Student Services Building, Room 387, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cash, check, and credit card payments will be accepted.
Arrive with cap and gown one hour prior to your ceremony start time. Check in at Horton Field House, located north of Redbird Arena.
Students must participate from the start to the end of the program. Please make arrangements prior to the event for a meeting location with family and friends outside of Redbird Arena.
Visit the Family & Guests page for answers to frequently asked commencement questions, driving directions, photography information, and more.
Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony, and seating is first-come, first-served.
There is no limit to the number of guests who can attend commencement. Tickets are not required.
Please note: No bags, backpacks, or boxes, except for purses and medical equipment, will be permitted in Redbird Arena for commencement. As a courtesy to all guests attending commencement, items such as balloons, balloon bouquets, signs, banners, or other visual obstructions are discouraged in Redbird Arena.
Family, friends, and other supporters who can’t make it to commencement can watch the ceremonies online. Live streaming of the ceremonies will be available.
Faculty registration for winter commencement has concluded. However, if you wish to participate in the winter commencement on December 15, 2018, please call Graduation Services at (309) 438-2836.
Thank you for volunteering for commencement. Additional volunteer information can be found on the volunteer tab. Please contact Graduation Services at (309) 438-2836 with questions.