"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.
Participant Information/Dates to Remember
All students who will graduate in August 2013, December 2013,
or May 2014 will be invited to participate
in Commencement 2014. Students who have 1 or 2 classes to complete in the
summer are eligible to walk in commencement if they apply for Graduation
no later than February 18th.
Cap and gown measurements can be submitted online through Jostens or at Cap and Gown Measurement Day in the main lobby at IVCC on March 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The deadline to order online through Jostens is April 13th.
Commencement will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:30
p.m. in the IVCC Gymnasium.
If you are a May, August, or December 2013 graduate, your diploma is ready to be picked up in the Admissions & Records Office. Hours for the office are 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Mondays & Thursdays and 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. For more information, please call 815-224-0447.
Stay connected to IVCC by signing up for the alumni mailing list and mark your calendars for Homecoming festivities to be held on November 2nd, 2013.
To view or purchase the professional 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.
To view or
purchase any candid shots from commencement, use the following links:
Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2013
GED Graduation 2013
Commencement Links - 2013
Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2013 (video)
Commencement 2013 (video)
GED Graduation 2013 (video)
Commencement Links - 2012
Commencement 2012 Pictures (video)
Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2012 (video)
Commencement 2012 (video)
GED Graduation 2012 (video)