Convocation Ceremony for the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics

Commencement 2021

The University of Illinois is monitoring the unfolding situation of coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on university events. Presently, the university has not yet made a decision about Commencement for May 2021. A central web resource,, is a good starting point for the latest information about the virus and its effects on university operations and plans.


graduates jumping for joyStudents graduating with degrees from the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics are invited to participate in a Convocation Ceremony. This ceremony is only for:

  • Graduating Seniors on the May 2021 pending degree list (or who plan to finish in August 2021) in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Statistics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • MS and PhD Candidates in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Graduates awarded degrees in August or December 2020 (and who did not participate in Winter Convocation)


2020 Mathematics & Statistics Convocation Ceremony

Due to the state and university measures that have been enacted to prevent the impact of COVID-19, our 2020 Convocation Ceremony has been postponed. The university is planning a rescheduled in-person Commencement ceremony when it is safe to do so. 

In the meantime, view a special message to our graduates and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Convocation message from Dean Feng Sheng Hu.