Graduation Information

  • Feeling the love at IUP Undergraduate Commencement

  • Because of continued concerns about transmission of COVID-19 and more restrictive guidelines for large indoor gatherings, the Graduation Fair will not take place in fall 2020. Winter commencement ceremonies will be offered in a virtual format on December 12.

    For the latest information on the Commencement Ceremony, please refer to the Commencement website. If you have questions about cap and gown orders, please refer to the Co-op Store page or reach out to them directly.

    In place of the Graduation Fair, here are helpful links.

    Diploma Information

    • Apply for graduation (MyIUP > Academics > Academic Records > click Apply for Graduation), if you haven’t already.

      • Students can verify their graduation information is correct at MyIUP > Home > For Graduating Students > Signup. Check to make sure your name is spelled correctly, that your diploma mailing address is correct, and that your major and/or minor are correct. Enter a personal email address and select Confirm. Corrections to your address can be made during this process; others changes can be made by emailing

      • Honors Medallions (first baccalaureate students only) will be mailed to your diploma mailing address.

    • Participate in IUP Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 12.

      • If you wish to participate in the IUP Virtual Commencement Ceremony and submit a photo, please do so by Tuesday, December 1, 2020, before 11:59 p.m. To be recognized, complete this short participation form and submit a photo (optional) that will be shown during the ceremony as your name is read.

    Available for Purchase from the Co-op Store:

    Senior Class Gift

    Join thousands of students before you to be part of an IUP tradition!

    You have the opportunity to leave an everlasting mark with your Senior Class Gift. These gifts touch every part of campus life here at IUP. This year, the student giving project encourages students to support an area of campus they are passionate about, whether that’s your college, your major, or your sports team. Previous student giving projects include the Grant Street Park Project, the creation of the IUP Student Food Pantry, and Give to the Grove.

    Will you join your fellow graduates in furthering the tradition?

    Seniors that make their gift of $20.20 or more will receive Philanthropy Cords to be recognized at commencement. More importantly, you will help pave the way for the success of future IUP students.

    This year your gift could have an even greater impact! Alumni Terry Serafini ’61 and Col Stephen Abel ’73 are matching the first 1,000 students that make a gift of $5 or more with an additional $10 gift.

    Don’t delay—only the first 1,000 student gifts will be matched! Make your mark today.

    Questions? Contact us at 724-357-5555 or

    Education Abroad Cord

    Students who participated in an IUP international experience during their IUP journey, please complete this form by December 1, 2020, to have an Education Abroad Cord sent to you. For questions, please contact Jessica Mulvihill at

    2020 Virtual Winter Celebration and 2021 Crimson Salute

    Becoming an Alumni

    You will soon join more than 150,000 alumni living and leading exciting careers around the world. Did you know that once you graduate, you automatically become a member of the IUP Alumni Association? That's right—no dues to pay or membership forms to complete.

    The IUP Alumni Association provides you with lifelong membership access to career and professional development opportunities and helps you stay connected with fellow alumni and your alma mater. Once a Crimson Hawk, always a Crimson Hawk!

    Be sure to keep an eye on your IUP inbox for your Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration Toast invitation. You can also expect fun IUP Alumni decals and stickers to arrive to your postal address over the next few months. On behalf of the entire IUP alumni family, welcome to the IUP Alumni Association!

    Start making connections with alumni today by utilizing the Crimson Network, designed to support your career success and connect you with alumni mentors.

    Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Friends:

    Graduate School Opportunities at IUP

    Consider continuing your education at IUP after graduation

    Financial Aid

    If you are graduating, there are steps you’ll need to take regarding your financial aid.

    Check your Account for balance and financial aid requirements for outstanding items.

    • Visit MyIUP, go to the Finances tab, and select EasyPay.

    Visit the Undergraduate Graduation Checklist or the Graduate Student Graduation Checklist to make sure you got everything.