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Graduate coordinators are responsible for reviewing pending graduates to ensure all program requirements have been met.

Degree Conferral

Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December of each year. Students are responsible for applying for graduation online via the secure area of MyIUP. Students cannot RSVP for graduation ceremonies until they apply for graduation. Deadlines for Graduate Applications for graduation are:

  • May 1 (for May graduation)
  • August 1 (for August graduation)
  • December 1 (for December graduation)

Pending Graduate Lists

Commencement-Faculty-5309D141.jpgClose to the deadlines noted above, the SGSR runs a report of pending graduates by program and provides each graduate coordinator with an Excel spreadsheet listing all pending graduates for the coordinator’s program. The reports are saved to X:\Group\Sharing\SGSR Imaging Folders\(program name)\Graduation Checkouts.

The SGSR will notify you via the Coordinator list serv ( when the lists are ready for review.

Inputting a Decision

In the Excel spreadsheet for your program, indicate your approval or denial of graduation for the students on your list in the specified column.

The SGSR will perform final audits before degrees are awarded to ensure all grades and credits have posted.


May Commencement

All May graduates are invited to walk in the universitywide ceremony. Pending August doctoral, MFA, and master’s graduates are also invited to walk in the May ceremony.

December Commencement

All December graduates are invited to walk in the universitywide December ceremony.

Students RSVP for the universitywide Commencement ceremony by logging in to the secure area of MyIUP after they have applied for graduation. (Note: there is a 24-hour delay between when the student applies for graduation and when they can RSVP for commencement.)

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.