orange and blue confetti


The School of Information Sciences will host a virtual convocation ceremony on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. CT to recognize August 2021 and December 2021 graduates. Guests and participants are encouraged to login to Zoom as early as 6:30 p.m. CT to chat with fellow graduates and participants before the program begins at 7:00 p.m. CT. Yasmeen Shorish (MS/LIS ’11), head of scholarly communications strategies at James Madison University Libraries, will serve as the convocation speaker.

Diplomas will be mailed later and graduates will be invited to participate in a future in-person ceremony. 

Watch the Virtual Convocation Ceremony (coming soon)

Convocation Program (coming soon)

The iSchool virtual convocation ceremony will be recorded and posted after the event.

How to Participate:

If you wish to participate in the iSchool virtual convocation ceremony, please complete the registration form by November 1, 2021.

Academic Attire:

Academic rental attire may be ordered online on the Herff Jones website. Rental fees must be paid in full when placing your online order with Herff Jones.

Apparel and Early Order Pricing

  • Bachelor’s mortarboard, gown, stole, and tassel – $56.00
  • Master’s or Advanced Certificate mortarboard, gown, hood, and tassel – $64.00
  • Doctoral mortarboard, gown, hood, and tassel – $84.00


Regalia will be shipped to addresses within the United States, and the fee is $12.95. A return label is included with your regalia.


The last day to order regalia at the early order discounted price is November 16, 2021 at 10:59 p.m. CT. Orders placed between November 17-27 will be at the regular rate.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony:

The Graduate College will also host a Doctoral Hooding Celebration on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. CT at Foellinger Great Hall in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Additional details on hooding. The registration deadline to participate is October 20, 2021.


For questions about the iSchool convocation ceremony, please contact Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Meg Edwards ( or Assistant to the Dean Christine Hopper (