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International Student Graduation Celebration

The Chancellor, Provost and Office of International Affairs will host SIUE’s International Student Graduation Celebration on Monday, May 1, 2017, from 4:00pm – 5:30 pm (check in at 3:30 pm) in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center.

What is the International Student Graduation Celebration?

The International Student Graduation Celebration is a pre-commencement celebration to honor International students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and to share the event with their families who may not be able to attend graduation. Graduating students who participate will receive a special SIUE International Stole to wear during the official commencement ceremony. The students’ families will be able to watch the program via live streaming.

Who can participate?

International undergraduate and graduate students who earn their degree in May 2017, August 2017 or December 2017 are eligible to participate in the Celebration ceremony.

Celebration Details

Please arrive at the MUC no later than 3:30pm. You will need to check-in and complete a registration card to receive your SIUE International Stole. The formal program will include:

  • Welcome from SIUE administrators
  • Recognition of student accomplishments by an international faculty member
  • Presentation of the SIUE International Stole
  • Light refreshments

This program will be streamed live for family members in your home country beginning at 4:15pm (Central Standard Time). Please invite your family members to log-in to this link so they can share the celebration and see you receive your SIUE International Stole. (siue.edu/tv) Photos will also be taken throughout the celebration.

Please wear dark clothing because we would like to take photos of you wearing your SIUE International Stole.

How Do I Register?

Registration is now open and can be completed here. International students who will graduate May 2017, August 2017 or December 2017 must register for the Celebration to participate and receive their SIUE stole. Registration for the Celebration will close on Friday, April 25, 2017 at 4:30pm. No additional participants will be added after this date.

International Student Graduation Celebration is…

  • An event for graduates to invite close friends, mentors and family, either in person or by live streaming.
  • An opportunity to honor YOU and all you have accomplished at SIUE.
  • A special gathering where you can invite a favorite professor or staff member to attend.
  • An event where you receive a special SIUE International Stole to wear at your SIUE Commencement Ceremony.

Please Note: This is not an actual graduation. It is a celebration for graduating international students and does not replace the formal SIUE Commencement ceremonies.

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