Convocation is the term describing individual departmental or school ceremonies. These smaller ceremonies are dubbed convocation to avoid confusion with the university-wide commencement ceremony. A+D's convocation ceremony is scheduled so as not to conflict with the commencement ceremony; thus, you and your guests may attend both ceremonies.
Not necessarily. PhD candidates need to have finished all graduation requirements (including the dissertation deposit) in order to attend the A+D convocation. However, EdM/MA/MFA degree candidates are eligible to attend the A+D convocation ceremony while they have a maximum of 8 hours of unfinished coursework left (and/or a thesis deposit). BFA candidates may participate in the A+D convocation if they are graduating in May, August, or December 2020.
No. The graduation process is completely separate from the convocation ceremony. Each event has its own registration process.
Graduating students who are participating in the ceremony do not need tickets. However, your family and guests (including babies) do. Foellinger Auditorium, where convocation will be held, requires tickets to all its events. However, tickets are free.
Five tickets are guaranteed if you pick them up by Monday, April 27. Additional tickets may be picked up on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Wednesday, April 29. A+D makes every effort to ensure that each student is able to get the tickets they need and that no guest is turned away. But please pick up your tickets during regular business hours; they will not be available after hours or on weekends.
Either you or your parents may complete the convocation ceremony form. We send a hard copy of the form to both parents and students so that everyone has the same information. We encourage students, however, to consult with their family about their plans and complete the form themselves. We would prefer that you use the , but either one is acceptable. Either way, the form is due on Friday, April 17, 2020.
九力热线视频精品免费The school needs to know who is participating in the ceremony to ensure that you will have a seat with your program on the stage and to list you in the convocation's printed program. Students who have not submitted a form may be omitted from the printed program and will be seated out of order, space permitting. We do not wish to disappoint family and guests by omitting a student's name from the program. Graduates seated out of order may have to squeeze by their fellow students when their name is called. This detracts from everyone's enjoyment of the ceremony.
You do not have to RSVP for the after-convocation reception, which will occur in the Link Gallery (which connects the A+D building and Krannert Art Museum) immediately after the ceremony; however, sending an RSVP is encouraged. The reception is a relatively unstructured event that allows students and their guests the opportunity to mingle with fellow students, faculty, and staff and view the BFA exhibits.
九力热线视频精品免费Academic regalia must be ordered through Herff-Jones, either online or in person at select dates listed on the . The order deadline is Wednesday, April 29. A+D does not determine these dates, so you should consult the for up-to-date deadlines and procedures for additional information.
九力热线视频精品免费Please arrive promptly at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, for procession instructions at the Foreign Language Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL. Enter from Mathews and look for directional signs/A+D faculty. From there, you will walk/proceed to Foellinger Auditorium. Your name will be printed on a card placed on your seat. Seating will be by program in alphabetical order.
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Friday, April 17: Convocation ceremony forms due to A+D