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 May 2021 commencement.

ECE Graduation Gifts

Although we can't celebrate with you all in-person, we want to share a gift with you.
To receive your gift you will need to 1) complete the Illini Success Survey and 2) fill out the grad gift form by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 6.
Gift pick-up will be held outside of ECEB on May 6 and 7 between 1 - 4 p.m.

I want my gift!

Virtual ECE Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, May 16 at 8 p.m. CST via Zoom
Check your email for the invitation  from ECE Department Head, Bruce Hajek.
The invite includes the Zoom link, YouTube live stream link, and additional information.
Fill out the Google form below if you would like to add your name to the list to have your name called or to make remarks during the virtual event.

Google Form

The Grainger College of Engineering
Class of 2021 Convocation

Speaker: Illinois ECE alumna, MiMi Aung
Program Manager, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter

Learn more about what the College has planned.

Learn More

Illinois Commencement

Links to the Stage Crossings livestream,
University-wide Online Commencement Celebration,
and 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 the grad gift form or the virtual yearbook.