Commencement 2014


"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 in the IVCC Admissions & Records Office during normal working hours.

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.

Commencement 2013

Diploma Information

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.

Alumni Information

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

Commencement 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)