Commencement for Master’s and Doctoral Students

  • Spring Graduate Commencement

    May 7, 2021
    7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

    Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

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  • Current commencement plans include a ceremony for graduates receiving master’s and doctoral degrees on the evening of Friday, May 7, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Because of gathering limits, each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. All others are encouraged to watch via livestream.

    See additional details about ceremony times and ticket distribution.

    Celebration Toast

    Saturday, May 8

    • 10:00 a.m.–Noon
    • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
    • Breezedale Alumni Center

    Graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend a champagne toast. Non-alcoholic sparkling cider will be available. IUP graduates will receive an IUP Alumni champagne flute, while supplies last.

    Registration is required.

    Commencement ceremonies are being planned according to current Centers for Disease Control guidelines with regard to gathering and capacity limits. However, new information about the status of the virus or new guidelines from state officials could cause plans to change. If that were to happen, the Commencement Committee would notify everyone involved as soon as possible.