Commencement 2018


"Because you've earned it!"

Commencement refers to the ceremony that celebrates the completion of your educational journey at IVCC. Participation in the commencement ceremony is optional and is free for all participants.

This is different than graduation, which signals the completion of the requirements for the degree or certificate.

Students must apply for graduation in order to have the degree or certificate noted on the official transcript.

Order your cap and gown here.

Participant Information/Dates to Remember

Commencement 2018 will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the IVCC Gymnasium.

View a live stream of the ceremony here: COMMENCEMENT LIVE! 

Graduation Photos: Photos will be taken by a professional photographer as you cross the stage and receive your diploma jacket. Additionally, there will also be a professional photographer available to take photos with family, children, or groups from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the main campus.  You will have an opportunity to view photos online and purchase copies at a reasonable cost. Information is available at www.IVCCGradPhotos.com, which is also where photos will be available.

Alumni Information

Stay connected to IVCC by signing up for the alumni mailing list.

To view or purchase the photos of you crossing the stage or in front of the backdrop, visit the GradImages website and search for pictures using your name, Illinois Valley Community College for the institution from which you graduated, and your graduation year.