December Commencement for Master’s and Doctoral Students

  • Graduate Commencement

    December 16, 2017
    9:30 a.m.

    Fisher Auditorium

    Graduating Students: 8:30 a.m. deadline to report to the IUP Performing Arts Center

  • Salute to Grads

    November 2, 2017
    11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Co-op Store

    Order your cap and gown, order graduation announcements, and more at this event.

    For more information, visit Salute to Graduates.

  • Graduating Students: RSVP for Commencement Ceremony
    (You’ll be able to register only if you’ve applied for the current semester graduation.)

    Any students who RSVP’s on or after December 1, 2017, may not see their name appear in the ceremony program, as final drafts will be sent to print on this date. It is strongly advised that you RSVP before December 1 to ensure your name appears in the program.

  • Graduating students must report to the IUP Performing Arts Center by 8:30 a.m.

    • Doctoral and MFA students should report to Dressing Room A.
    • Master’s degree students should report to the Large Rehearsal Hall.

    Individuals will be on site to direct graduates to these line-up locations. 

    Students who have completed a nondisclosure form with the Registrar’s Office and whose records are marked as “confidential” will not see their name in the Commencement program.

    Immediately following the ceremony, President Driscoll will host a reception honoring all graduates, families and guests in the Blue Room in Sutton Hall. 

    A professional photographer will be on hand to distribute information about purchasing photographs.

    Degree and Diploma Information

    If you have questions about whether or not you have met all degree requirements, please contact your graduate advisor immediately. Degrees are awarded by the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and diplomas will be mailed two to six weeks after grades are posted.

    Graduation Regalia

    Caps, gowns, and announcements will be available to order at the Salute to Graduates event on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Co-op Store, or during regular business hours at the Co-op.

    Custom regalia is available for doctoral students. Deadline to order is November 18, 2017. Orders can be placed by phone or in person at the Co-op Store.

    For questions regarding regalia, phone the Co-op Store at 1-800-537-7916 or 724-357-3145.

    Guests With Special Needs

    There is predesignated special needs seating in Fisher Auditorium, and seating passes are not necessary. Special needs parking, with a handicapped permit or placard, is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Clark Hall lot. If you have any questions, please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research in Room 101 of Stright Hall, or at 724-357-4511.