Congratulations on earning your degree! To mark this important accomplishment, you will be invited to participate in the Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Convocation, to be held in May 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA).

Registration for the Physics and Astronomy Convocation will begin in March 2020. Once registration is open, please visit to provide information required for the convocation program.

Eligibility to participate

You will be eligible to participate if you receive your bachelor’s degree in physics and/or astronomy in August 2019, December 2019, or will complete requirements in May 2020.

Registering for Convocation

You must register in advance to participate in the Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Convocation Ceremony. This year's registration process will be completely online.

Students will be allowed a maximum of four (4) tickets to provide to their guests. No guests will be permitted to attend without a ticket. Tickets may be picked up in the main departmental office in 211 Loomis. Students will be notified well ahead of time, and the pickup dates will begin in mid-April. All tickets must be picked up no later than 4 p.m. on the deadline. Students may call Suzanne Hallihan at 217.333.3761 or email if they wish to be put on a waiting list to receive additional tickets. No additional tickets will be guaranteed.

Regalia (Cap and Gown) information

Regalia is not required for the Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Convocation Ceremony. Regalia is required for participation in Commencement at Memorial Stadium.

Universitywide Commencement Ceremony

For information on the University-wide Commencement ceremony, visit If you have questions about Commencement, please contact the Committee on Commencement at 217.333.8834 or

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy look forward to celebrating with you. We hope that this web page has provided you with pertinent information regarding this year's departmental convocation ceremony.

Questions about the Physics/Astronomy Convocation

Contact: Suzanne Hallihan
Department of Physics
1110 W. Green Street MC 704
Urbana, IL 61801
ph: 217.333.3761