Commencement

  • Spring Commencement will take place Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, 2021.

    Students celebrating their graduationCurrent plans include a ceremony for graduates receiving master’s and doctoral degrees on the evening of Friday, May 7. Undergraduate degrees will be conferred Saturday, May 8, at three separate ceremonies. All events will take place at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

    Because of gathering limits, each graduate will receive two tickets for guests. All others are encouraged to watch via livestream.

    Commencement ceremonies are being planned according to current Centers for Disease Control guidelines with regard to gathering and capacity limits. However, new information about the status of the virus or new guidelines from state officials could cause plans to change. If that were to happen, the Commencement Committee would notify everyone involved as soon as possible. 

    Visit the tickets page to find details on ticketing and distribution. 

    A community communication event has been set up for spring commencement to provide students, families, and guests with general reminders, inclement weather advisories, COVID alerts, parking updates, or emergency information. To opt in to this system, please text IUPMAYGRAD21 to 888-777.

    Graduate Master’s and Doctoral Ceremony

    Friday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m., Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

    Undergraduate Ceremonies 

    Saturday, May 8, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

    • 8:30 a.m.–Colleges of Education and Communications, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Social Sciences
    • 12:30 p.m.–Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • 4:30 p.m.–College of Health and Human Services
  • Previous Ceremonies
    Relive the excitement of Commencement through photos and videos from previous ceremonies.