Commencement Ceremonies 2018

Processional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Audience is asked to remain seated during the processional)
Charles Wheeler, Grand Marshal*
Platform Party
Faculty
Students

Musical Selections

Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
Illinois, Illinois by Archibald Johnson/Charles Chamberlin
Performed by Denise Yates, 1996 and 1998 Alumna

Opening Remarks

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Greetings from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees

Edward L. McMillan, Trustee (5:30 ceremony)

Greetings from the President

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois (5:30 ceremony)

Introduction of Student Commencement Speaker

Clarice Ford, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Remarks to Fellow Graduates

Christopher Vemagiri Marbaniang, Class of 2018

Presentation of Doctoral Degree Candidates

Dennis Papini, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (5:30 ceremony)

Conferring of Doctoral Degrees

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois (5:30 ceremony)

Presentation of Master’s Degree Candidates

Dennis Papini, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Master’s Degrees

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor (12:30 ceremony)
Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois (5:30 ceremony)

Presentation of Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

Dennis Papini, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Bachelor’s Degrees

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor (12:30 ceremony)
Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois (5:30 ceremony)

Presentation of Graduates

(See “Student Walk Order” section for the approximate sequence in which students will walk across the stage) **

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (12:30 ceremony)

College of Business and Management (5:30 ceremony)
College of Education and Human Services (5:30 ceremony)
College of Public Affairs and Administration (5:30 ceremony)

Closing Remarks

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Recessional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Students and audience are asked to remain seated during the recessional)
Charles Wheeler, Grand Marshal*
Platform Party
Faculty

* Grand Marshal is an honorary title conferred each year on a professor by vote of
the UIS faculty.
** Graduates’ names are read by Tim Schweizer, Public Service Administrator,
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Apeksha Mallipeddi, Senior Software
Engineer, BIS Solutions (12:30 ceremony), and Brian Mackey, NPR Illinois
Statehouse Reporter (5:30 ceremony).