Class of 2021


We can't wait to celebrate you and your accomplishments.

Here is where you will find all the celebrations, information, and more for the department's activities surrounding 2021 commencement and convocation.

ECE Graduation Open House

Friday, December 10 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 3002 ECE Building
Brief remarks by ECE Department Head, Bruce Hajek, at 11:30 a.m.
Check your email for more information. Register by noon on Wednesday, December 8!


ECE Graduation Gifts

Graduates - join us on Friday, December 10, 2021 to celebrate!
To receive your gift you will need to complete the Illini Success Survey (show confirmation email or screenshot at pick-up).

Can't make it to the event?
Stop by 1070 ECE Building during the following times:
Tuesday, December 14:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2021 August and December Graduates:
Convocation Ceremonies

Graduate College Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Grainger College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Learn More

Photo collection

A collection of photos from ECE Ignition and the Grainger Illinios Welcome in 2017 can be viewed and downloaded here.


“I was going to pass along some sage advice to you as you graduate; instead I'm just going to make this observation. Some of you were born shortly before 9/11, you lived through a major recession, and you're graduating during an unprecedented time where a global pandemic has cut short your final year. 
If anyone is ready to take on the world - it's you.”

Sharon Hwang (BSEE '90)
President-Elect, Illinois ECE Alumni Board

Contact Us

Nikki Slack

Nikki Slack
Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator
1070 ECE Building
(217) 265-4317

Congratulations on your graduation and welcome to the Illinois ECE Alumni family! Please email me with any questions about grad gifts or virtual yearbook.