CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Members of the news media may pick up stadium passes and parking passes for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2018 commencement at the Office of Public Affairs, 507 E. Green St., Room 319, Champaign, through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Commencement takes place at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. U. of I. computer science graduate Max Levchin will deliver the commencement address. He is a co-founder of the worldwide online payments system PayPal, former chairman of the board of Yelp and currently the CEO and founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm.
New this year is the addition of a hooding ceremony for doctoral degree recipients on Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Foellinger Great Hall in Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony had been an element of the spring campuswide commencement ceremony, but is separate this year for the first time.
About 250 doctoral degree recipients are expected to participate. The Graduate College has organized a separate hooding ceremony for December graduates the past two years.
Editor’s note: For more information, contact Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs, 217-333-5010, firstname.lastname@example.org