Congratulations to Illinois Tech’s graduates! All degrees for the 2020–2021 academic year were awarded on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the university’s 152nd Commencement Ceremony, which was held virtually.
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Celebrations began at 10 a.m. CDT with the Opening Commencement Ceremony, followed by college/academic unit ceremonies.
Follow along with the ceremony and view the names of this year’s graduates with the official Commencement Ceremony program. All degree candidates were verified by Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Affairs, and awarded by the Office of the Registrar as of Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Celebrate on your Instagram Stories with special #IllinoisTechGrad stickers! Choose from an assortment of grad caps, balloons, confetti, and more. You can also represent your college.
College/Unit Commencement Ceremonies
Each college celebrated Commencement by hosting a virtual ceremony.Learn More
The Opening Ceremony featured keynote speaker Ankur Jain (CS ‘03), the founder and chief executive officer of B9 Beverages, the maker of Bira 91 beers, and student speaker Priscilla Akpabio, who received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.Learn More
Honorary Degree Recipients
Illinois Tech presented three honorary degrees during the virtual Opening Ceremony. Recipients included Fay Clayton (LAW ’78), Arlene Harris, and John L. Anderson.Learn More
Cap Decorating Contest
This year Illinois Tech hosted a cap decorating contest virtually for all of our graduates. Check out all of the amazing designs that were entered, and learn who won first, second, and third place.Learn More