2020 Commencement

Millikin University is hosting a virtual Graduate Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Millikin President Dr. Jim Reynolds will preside over the celebration, which will be streamed on the Millikin University Facebook page, beginning at 2 p.m.

The virtual graduate celebration will honors members of the Millikin Class of 2020. Friends, families and Big Blue alumni everywhere are invited to gather online to celebrate this special occasion as Millikin University recognizes the December graduates and confers theirs degrees.

December 2020 Graduation Ceremony Important Information

 Schedule Your Portrait Session 

Millikin is providing portrait sessions for students to take a professional photograph in their cap and gown. These sessions are provided at no additional cost. The portraits will be used within the Graduate Celebration. Students may choose to purchase a copy of their portrait. Photo sessions will be held on November 9 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and November 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance (OCLP) in the University Commons. You must reserve a time for your portrait session in advance. Register here.

  • We will receive the caps, gowns, tassels and necessary hoods by Nov. 2, 2020. Items will be delivered to the Campus Bookstore, where you may pick them up between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: 
    • Nov. 3
    • Nov. 4
    • Nov. 5
    • Nov. 6
    • Nov. 9
    • Nov. 10
    • Nov. 11
    • Nov. 12
  • Nursing students will have the opportunity to order their nursing pins online at Herff.ly/millikin. The pins will be delivered to the School of Nursing for pick-up by students.
  • You must return your cap and gown (as well as graduate student hoods) to the Campus Bookstore between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on one of the following dates:
    • Nov. 16
    • Nov. 17
    • Nov. 18
    • Nov. 19
    • Nov. 20
  • If you are receiving your cap and gown at your home address, you must return the items by mail to Herff Jones no later than Nov. 25, 2020. You will receive a return label if you have your items mailed to you, in order to easily return them. There is a shipping charge to the student if the option to mail to your home address is chosen.
  • Please fill out the online Millikin graduation survey sometime before Dec. 1, 2020.
  • Watch for information about the virtual graduation celebration, which is coming soon!