Graduation Checklist for Undergraduates

  • Virtual Winter Commencement

    December 12, 2020
    10:00 a.m.

    Here’s a handy checklist of things you need to know and do before leaving IUP.

    Congratulations, and best wishes for success in all your upcoming endeavors!

    IUP Undergraduate Commencement Checklist

    • Access MyIUP

      1. Apply for Graduation

      2. As the December 12 commencement ceremonies are now virtual, confirmation of attendance is not required. To be recognized as part of the Virtual Winter Commencement ceremonies (with or without a photo), please submit this short participation form by Tuesday, December 1, at 11:59 p.m. Also, look for an email from your academic college about an in-person celebration.

    • Visit the Graduation Information page.
      This page will assist you with all the preparations needed for Commencement like applying, verifying your diploma information, purchasing a cap and gown, announcements, class ring, senior class gift and so much more.
      (Due to the concerns regarding the rapid spread of coronavirus, this semester’s Graduation Fair was canceled.)

    • Career Success

      • Review Degree Works and your unofficial transcripts with your academic advisor
      • Clear financial obligations with the Office of the Bursar.
      • Diploma will be mailed two to eight weeks after last term of attendance. 
      • Transcripts can be ordered through the Registrar’s Office.
        • To ensure your degree is included on the transcript, check “hold for degree” on the paper transcript request form. The transcript will be sent as soon as the degree is awarded.
        • If your degree is not needed on the transcript, order using any of the four options provided on the website.

    Do You Have a Loan?

    • If you have a Perkins loan, you should receive a letter in the mail approximately four weeks before graduation with instructions on how to complete your Perkins loan exit information online. You may also contact the Bursar’s Office at 724-357-2207, ext. 2138.

    • If you have a Federal Stafford loan, it is important for you to go to the website and complete the exit counseling session. You may also contact the Financial Aid office at 724-357-2218.

    Your IUP Email Account

    Your IUP email account will become inactive 60 days after graduation. As an IUP graduate, however, you may enjoy a free alumni email account—IUP Live Mail—from the Alumni Relations Office.

    Learn more at IUP Live Mail Account. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations at