UI commencement this weekend
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois 142nd Commencement will be held this weekend on campus.
Two main ceremonies are scheduled, for 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday at the State Farm Center formerly known as Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C.
UI graduate, Flex-N-Gate owner and Jacksonville Jaguars football team owner Shahid Khan will deliver the commencement address at both ceremonies.
Candidates in the colleges of Applied Health Sciences; Law; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Media; Veterinary Medicine; the Institute of Aviation; the School of Labor and Employment Relations; the School of Social Work; and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science will receive degrees in the morning ceremony.
Candidates in the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; and Fine and Applied Arts will receive degrees at the afternoon ceremony.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 1 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. After all students and their guests are seated, the remaining seats will be available to the public.
Shuttle buses also will stop at various campus locations, including State Farm Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
— Graduating students and their guests are invited to a reception from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the president's house, 711 W. Florida Ave., U.
— The first floor of the UI's main library will be open for students to view the University Honors Bronze Tablets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
— More information is available at http://www.commencement.illinois.edu.