Fall 2016 Commencement
Dec. 17, 2016
Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom
Regalia Orders and Distribution
Students who did not order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) before the November 10 deadline still have the opportunity to purchase a Grad Pack through the Alumni Association. If you are not interested in ordering a Grad Pack, students may purchase Bachelors regalia for $25.75 and Masters/Doctorate regalia for $48.25 (CASH ONLY) at Cap and Gown Distribution.
Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Unique Recognition, to place faculty orders by using the form
that will be sent out as soon as we receive it. The deadline for ordering faculty/courtesy regalia online is TBD.
|Type of Regalia
|Faculty Masters or Doctorate Rental Unit
|Faculty Cap, Gown and Tassel Only Rental
|Faculty Hood Only Rental
Thursday and Friday, December 15 and 16, 2016
8 AM – 5 PM
Moby C-Wing (east side of the Moby Complex), Intramural Gym
Additionally, regalia may be picked up one hour prior to their ceremony at their ceremony site, until 10 a.m. Sunday, December 18. No regalia, student or faculty, may be picked up after 10 a.m. Sunday, December 18.
There will be regalia return in the Lory Student Center at the Information Desk immediately following the ceremony until 6:00 pm. If you wait until after that time, return of regalia will be need to be taken to Moby C-Wing. Please note that there may be a charge for late returns. Any late returns should be sent directly to:
HERFF JONES – RETURNS
1000 N Market Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Graduates receive a diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). Diploma covers can be mailed by calling 491-7159; the postage cost is $5 per cover for U.S. mailings.
Announcements and Class Ring Sales
Please note: We are awaiting confirmation on the vendors that will be available at the Grad Fair and Flea Market on October 19. This is the best information we have at this time and will update everyone when further details are available.
Representatives from CB Grad Announcements and Josten’s (class rings) will be present on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.in the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, customized orders. After October 19, announcement orders may be placed at www.cbgrad.com or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered.
Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore any time.
Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies are at two venues, the Lory Student Center and Moby Arena. Please use the guidelines below to suggest parking options for families
and guests. Construction on campus will impact available parking. For the most up-to-date announcements regarding parking and construction impact please check the CSU construction website for updates.
Friday Before 4 PM
FREE PARKING is available in Moby Arena Lot 195 (grid location A–6 on the CSU Campus Parking Map) or in Lot 240 (grid location E-11 on the CSU Campus Parking
Map). A free shuttle, Around the Horn, travels to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes from the Moby Arena lot.
There is paid parking in the pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 310, which is located north of the Lory Student Center. See grid location I-5 on the CSU Campus Parking Map. The pay-by-
plate spaces are located in the west half of Lot 310 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the CSU Parking Map). There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library (grid location H–8.5 on the CSU Camus Parking Map). The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the south half of Lot 425 (colored orange with a
picture of a clock on the parking map). Meter rates are $1.25 an hour.
Friday after 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday ALL DAY
FREE PARKING is available in all lots mentioned above, as Saturday is not a regular university business day.
Additional information regarding parking can be obtained from the CSU Parking Services at or by calling (970) 491-7041.