Commencement 2022

Southern Illinois University



Commencement  2022

SIU School of Law Commencement

Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Shyrock Auditorium
1050 S Normal Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901

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

Information for Graduates and Guests

Take the first right on Lincoln Drive to access parking areas, or make the second right on Lincoln Drive to access the parking garage. Shryock Auditorium is three buildings to the North of the parking garage. Follow Route 51 North to Carbondale and stay in the left lane until you reach Lincoln Drive.

Remember, this is a very busy day on campus. Allow extra time to park and arrive at your seat or lineup location.

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.  

Regalia will be available for pick-up at the School of Law Friday, May 6 starting at 8:15 am in the Dean’s Suite.

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. 


In addition to all the shots your family will take with personal cameras and smartphones, we will also take photos of each graduate. You’ll receive a complimentary color proof within a week, either by mail or email,
with instructions on how to order more.

Discouraged items
To be mindful of other guests, balloons, balloon bouquets, signs, and anything that obstructs the view are discouraged. 

Noise makers including air horns and cow bells are discouraged.

No alcohol or tobacco products. Outside food and drink may not be brought inside Shyrock. Firearms and fireworks are prohibited.

Pets are not allowed.

Lodging and dining after the ceremony
Carbondale has many fine restaurants to celebrate this special occasion, as well as great hotels to house our guests. Please visit the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce website  for more information on dining and lodging.

The Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau’s website is also a helpful resource. Please note many restaurants will have adjusted capacity and procedures to comply with state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Any questions about commencement may be directed to Judi Ray at