Graduation Information - Southwestern Illinois College

Graduation Ceremony

In an effort to maintain a safe and healthy environment and provide adequate seating, each student will be allotted three (3) guest tickets; however, the event will also be live streamed for the rest of your family and friends to enjoy. 

2023 Graduation Ceremony 

DATE:    Thursday May 18, 2023

TIME:    6:00 P.M

PLACE:  Belleville Campus, Main Complex in the Varsity Gym

To order your cap, gown and tassel, which are required for ceremony participation, please click here or  visit  Please keep in mind that you must pick up your cap and gown from the same campus bookstore location that you selected when placing your order, or you may have it shipped directly to your home for $13.95. The cost for cap, gown and tassel ordered by April 8, 2023 is $45.98.  All caps and gowns are purchased by the graduates, not rented.

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