Commencement

  • IUP President Michael Driscoll and Provost Timothy Moerland marked what would have been commencement on May 9, 2020, with a message of congratulations to graduates. Ceremonies were canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic.

  • To promote safety during the coronavirus pandemic, the spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed to September 12 (and 13, if needed). A schedule of events for that weekend is expected to be available by mid-May. College and departmental ceremonies and other recognition events that typically coincide with commencement ceremonies will not take place that weekend. Read more about the decision to postpone commencement.

    For details about academics and other decisions in this unusual time, please visit our page about the coronavirus.

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  • Spring Commencement been postponed to the weekend of September 12 and 13.

    Currently, IUP plans to hold all the ceremonies on Saturday, September 12, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. This includes two undergraduate ceremonies, divided by colleges, and a ceremony for graduate students. If the ceremonies need to be further divided to limit the number of attendees and allow for social distancing, additional ceremonies will be scheduled for Sunday, September 13.

    To be eligible for tickets for the September 12 ceremony you must Confirm Your Attendance. This will open on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, and close at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

    Graduate Master’s and Doctoral Ceremony

    • 5:00 p.m., KCAC

    Undergraduate Ceremony

    • 9:00 a.m., KCAC
    • 1:00 p.m., KCAC
  • Due to the current environment with COVID-19, there is a possibility that event details may be altered to adhere to social distancing restrictions and guidelines that may be in place for large gatherings.

  • Webcast
    There will be free, live webcasts of the IUP undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies on September 12, 2020.
    Previous Ceremonies
    Relive the excitement of Commencement through photos and videos from previous ceremonies.