Class of 2024


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 2024 commencement and convocation.

ECE Graduation Open House

Friday, May 10 | 3-5 PM| ECE Building Lobby
Join us for food, fun and lots of photo opps!
Bring your friends and family to show off where you've spent your time becoming an engineer.
Brief remarks by ECE Department Head, Bruce Hajek, at 4:00 p.m.
Check your email for more information and be sure to register!

View event photos here

President Timothy L. Killeen and Chancellor Robert J. Jones cordially invite you and your guests
to be part of a long-standing tradition honoring our newest graduates.

Annual Commencement Reception

Saturday, May 11 | 11:30 am - 1 pm
The President's House, 711 W. Florida Avenue, Urbana
Complimentary parking in adjacent west grass lot | Golf cart transport available
Enjoy a light lunch buffet | Stroll the gardens | Tour the first floor
Capture a picture with the President and Chancellor(as available)
Graduates encouraged to wear cap and gown

RSVP not required.
Event contact is Dena Bagger (

ECE Graduation Gifts

Graduates - join us on Friday, May 10, 2024 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 the Advancement Suite (1070 ECE Building) during the following times to pick up your gift!
Wednesday, May 8:  9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, May 9:  11:30 am - 1:30 pm

May 2024 Graduates:
Convocation Ceremonies

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.
State Farm Center

University-wide Commencement
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Stadium

The Grainger College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 1:30 p.m. 
State Farm Center

Learn More

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 open house or grad gifts.