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March 2, 2023 | 2023 Weinberg College Convocation Information

To Weinberg College Graduates:

I am delighted to extend my congratulations to you on your upcoming graduation from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Weinberg College Convocation will take place outdoors at Ryan Field on Sunday, June 11 beginning at 9 a.m. At this ceremony, each graduate will be called to the stage to be congratulated individually. David Ngene Jr. '08 will offer the 2023 Convocation Address to graduates.

Following Convocation, all students and their guests are invited to join me for food, drinks, and a toast at the Weinberg College Convocation Reception from 1-3 p.m. at the Norris East Tent. More information, including RSVP details, will be sent in April.

Below are some pertinent details about Convocation. Please take the time to review this information. Additional details regarding Convocation can be found on the Weinberg College Convocation website.

Graduation weekend is an exciting time for us all. I look forward to sharing it with you.


Adrian Randolph
Dean and Professor

Weinberg College Convocation
Ryan Field
Sunday, June 11
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

General Convocation Details

  • Each student will be allotted 10 general admission tickets for the Sunday, June 11 Convocation ceremony. Note that these tickets are separate from the 10 tickets you are allotted for the University’s Commencement ceremony on Monday, June 12. Each graduate is responsible for ordering tickets for their guests. Please note the following:
    • To log into the Convocation ticket portal, students should reference their email and use your assigned promotion code:
      • Promotion code: WNB23+student 7-digit ID (example: WNB23+1234567)
    • Ticket reservations must be placed by May 23. Tickets will be sent to you on or around June 1.
    • If any of your guests are using wheelchairs or have limited mobility (no stairs, limited walking) you will need to indicate that during the ticketing process. These seats will count toward your ticket allotment for convocation. Please have conversations with your guests before ordering so you will know if you need any wheelchair seats or mobility access seats.
    • For log-in issues or questions about your ticketing account, please contact the Athletics Department at or 847-491-2287 or 888GO-PURPLE (467-8775).
  • All graduates must wear caps and gowns and regalia orders must be placed online by May 12.
  • Graduates will be given a diploma cover as they cross the stage. No diplomas will be available on June 11. Diplomas will be mailed in August to the graduate's permanent address as it is listed in CAESAR. Please check CAESAR to ensure your permanent address is correct.
  • A professional photographer will take several pictures as each graduate crosses the stage. Proofs will be posted online within 48 hours of Convocation. This service enables parents to have professional photographs of their graduate's special moments while remaining seated to enjoy the ceremony.
  • A live stream of Convocation will be available on Sunday, June 11. Those who cannot attend the event will be able to view the entire ceremony online. There will be a link on the Weinberg College homepage directing you to the live stream on Convocation day.
  • In case of severe weather, the ceremony may be altered. This could include a delay in the start time, moving the ceremony to a different time in the weekend schedule, or some other accommodation.
This letter is being sent to students who have been identified by the Office of the Registrar as potential candidates for degrees in June 2023. In some cases, for a variety of reasons, students may not be planning to graduate this June. It is important to understand that receipt of this letter does not imply confirmation of your eligibility to graduate.
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