• President Jim Reynolds presenting student with diploma

    Commencement Ceremony

  • In-Person Commencement Ceremony

    Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 2 p.m.

    Kirkland Fine Arts Center

  • Millikin University is excited to announce that December 2023 graduates, for both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, will be recognized through an in-person ceremony, at 2:00 p.m on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

    Graduates will participate in the ceremony at 2:00 p.m.  Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. Graduates should be at Kirkland lined up no later than 1:15 p.m.

    Graduating students will be allowed up to ten guests at the ceremony. Millikin community members unable to attend the ceremony in-person will be able to watch the ceremony through a public live stream here on Millikin’s commencement website. 

    Millikin University has partnered with The Commencement Group to provide floral arrangements for purchase. To further contribute to a safe and efficient environment for graduates, guests, and faculty, they strongly encourage customers to take advantage of their online pre-order service.

    Questions should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@millikin.edu.

    Ceremony & Rehearsal

    Commencement Ceremonies

    The commencement ceremonies will be held on Sunday, December 10th, at 2:00 pm Kirkland Fine Arts Center. 

    • Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. 
    • Graduates should be at Kirkland lined up no later than 1:15 p.m.
    • Each graduating student will be allowed up to ten guests to attend the ceremony. To make arrangements for guests that need accessible seating, please contact Lisa Hill by Monday, December 4th.  Guests in the accessible seating section may be accompanied by one other guest.  The accessible seats will replace general seating seats.
    • No balloons, noisemakers, or signs will be allowed in Kirkland for the ceremonies.

    Commencement Rehearsal

    Graduates will be required to attend commencement rehearsal on Wednesday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m.

    Graduates should enter through the stage door at Kirkland no later than 4:45 p.m. to check-in.