Congratulations, Cobras! Parkland College's Commencement Exercises were held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8 pm, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Celebrate your graduation with your classmates, family members, favorite professors, and members of our community.

Couldn't attend in-person? Watch the video below of our traditional commencement, including speakers, awards presentations, and the reading of the graduates’ names.

Commencement Participation

Cap and gowns, tickets, and more!

Commencement Eligibility

Process and deadlines to participate

Additional Information

Archive of past ceremonies


Students who have questions regarding their graduation status, please contact Cyndy White, U219 or Beth Chepan, U220 in the Admissions Office.

If you need additional information regarding Commencement, please contact the Office of Student Life in room U111 or at 217/351-2492.