Illinois State University’s 157th spring commencement will take place on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, with each college holding a ceremony.

President Larry Dietz will attend and speak at each ceremony, and a student representative from each college will also speak. About 3,700 students will participate in commencement.

On Friday, the Mennonite College of Nursing ceremony will be at 4 p.m. in Braden Auditorium, and the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be at 7 p.m. in Redbird Arena. On Saturday, the College of Education and Interdisciplinary University Studies ceremony will be at 9 a.m. in Redbird Arena, College of Applied Science and Technology at noon in Redbird Arena, College of Business at 4 p.m. in Redbird Arena, and College of Fine Arts at 7 p.m. in Braden Auditorium.

Degree candidates by colleges are estimated as follows: Arts and Sciences, 1,025 baccalaureate and 257 graduate degrees; Applied Science and Technology, 920 baccalaureate and 146 graduate degrees; Business, 650 baccalaureate and 65 graduate degrees; Education and Interdisciplinary University Studies, 488 baccalaureate and 99 graduate degrees; Fine Arts, 170 baccalaureate and 51 graduate degrees; Mennonite, 159 baccalaureate and 22 graduate degrees.

Family, friends, and supporters unable to attend spring commencement in person will still be able to watch the ceremonies live on their computer or mobile device.

The links for the video streams are below:

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