Graduation 2020

Southern Illinois University



Graduation 2020

SIU School of Law Graduation

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 8, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Shryock Auditorium
Reception will follow on the patio outside Shryock.

Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call 618-453-5738 to request accommodations.

Information for Graduates

What to Wear

Business or business-casual attire is appropriate under your academic regalia (cap and gown).

Regalia (Cap and Gown) Information

Regalia is required of all graduates. The deadline to order your custom regalia is April 5. You may order your regalia from the University Bookstore in the Student Center or from Herff Jones directly at

Regalia will be available for pick-up at the School of Law Tuesday,  May 5 – Thursday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Dean’s Suite.

Regalia can be returned at Altgeld Hall following the ceremony.

Name Cards/Hoods

You will be given two cards, one for the photographer and one for the reader, you will receive your hood right before you go on the stage.


Processional line-up will be at 2:00 p.m. in Altgeld Hall directly adjacent to Shryock Auditorium. There will be a group picture taken before processing to Shryock.


Guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit on the number of family members and friends that you can invite to help you celebrate this accomplishment, but we urge guests to be seated 15 minutes before the ceremony begins. 


Personalized graduation announcements may be purchased online through Herff Jones ( Announcements need to be ordered by April 5. The announcements will be shipped directly to your home address. They should be mailed to your guests at least two weeks in advance.

Any questions about commencement may be directed to Judi Ray at