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April 07, 2022

SIU Carbondale adjusts spring commencement exercises

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale has changed spring 2022 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. There will now be two, rather than three, commencement ceremonies at Banterra Center that day. Commencement for the SIU School of Law will still be on Friday, May 6, in Shryock Auditorium.

The revised schedule for the colleges is:

Friday, May 6

1 p.m. — SIU School of Law.

Saturday, May 7

9 a.m. — College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences; College of Health and Human Sciences; SIU School of Medicine (SOM Ph.D. and master’s only). 

1:30 p.m. — College of Arts and Media; College of Business and Analytics; College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics; College of Liberal Arts; School of Education. 

There is no ticketing for guests, and guest seating for all of the ceremonies is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ceremonies will be compliant with campus and state pandemic safety protocols in place at the time.

Additional information is at or by contacting University Events and Protocol at 618-453-7424 or

Faculty, staff, students and community members who are interested in volunteering at commencement can find more information and sign up at More information about participating in the faculty processional or serving as a marshal is at