To participate in commencement on May 12, 2022, you must order your cap and gown before April 4, 2022, online at herff.ly/parkland
Cost of cap and gown rental includes a tassel and cap you may keep.
Cap and Gown pick up will be on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in room U111. If you are unavailable during these times, please call the Office of Student Life at (217)351-2492 to make special arrangements.
Gown return is done immediately following the ceremony at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Failure to return gowns that evening will result in a $100 fee charge.
Only approved regalia can be worn to the commencement ceremony. This includes, Parkland Green and Gold gown, Parkland Green cap, Parkland tassel, and approved honors regalia: gold honors cord, SALUTE cord, honors pin, Phi Theta Kappa regalia, and Athletic Academic All-American regalia.
In order to give all students an equal opportunity to have their friends and family in attendance, we guarantee each graduate will receive no fewer than three (3) tickets, if desired. We will ask your desired number of tickets after we have receive your cap and gown order and confirmed eligibility to participate in the ceremony. We will allocate additional tickets fairly as space allows.
We will inform you by April 6, 2022 your ticket allocation. Tickets will be distributed during cap and gown pick up in the Office of Student Life in room U-111 on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10. After Wednesday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m., any remaining tickets will be taken to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.
Padded diploma covers are complimentary for students who participate in the commencement ceremony. You will receive the padded cover as you cross the stage.
Students who have questions regarding their graduation status, please contact Cyndy White email@example.com, U219 or Beth Chepan firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.