Illinois State University offers an opportunity for our unrepresented students to celebrate their successes and graduation in a unique way. Currently, four graduate recognition ceremonies are being offered to our students. These ceremonies are celebrations of the accomplishments and successes of our students, which are separate from the traditional commencement ceremonies. Participation in these ceremonies is completely voluntary and does not take the place of University Commencement.
Any graduating student is welcome to participate in these events. Registration is required to participate and is now available. Please see the registration links below for each ceremony.
We look forward to creating a unique space that celebrates the completion of degrees and certificates to graduates with the support of families, friends, faculty and staff.
MAPS is a celebration of Middle Eastern, Asian, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian graduates.
Sunday, May 7th at 1:00 pm in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center
Nuestros Logros is a celebration of Latinx graduates.
Sunday, May 7th at 4:00 pm in the Prairie Rooms of the Bone Student Center
Lavender Graduation is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Gender Non-Conforming and Allied graduates.
Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00 pm in the Prairie Rooms of the Bone Student Center
Umoja is a celebration of Black graduates.
Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm in the Center for Performing Arts