The graduate commencement ceremony will take place at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023. 

The doors to the KCAC will open for family and friends one hour before the ceremony start time. Please be aware that once you have entered, no re-entry will be permitted.

A video livestream of all the ceremonies will be provided for additional family and friends to be part of the graduation event.

Celebration Toast

Graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend a Celebration Toast for graduating students. Champagne and non-alcoholic sparkling cider will be available. IUP graduates will receive an IUP Alumni champagne flute, while supplies last. Registration is required.

Saturday, December 16

  • 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Breezedale Alumni Center

A community communication event has been set up for spring commencement to provide students, families, and guests with general reminders, inclement weather advisories, parking updates, or emergency information. To opt in to this system, please text IUPDECGRAD23 to 888-777.

Graduate University Commencement Ceremony

Begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 16.

  • Arrive at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex no later than 8:00 a.m.

  • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 8:30 a.m.

  • Arrive prepared, dressed in your regalia (cap, gown, tassel, hood, etc.).

  • Graduates will follow directional signage and use the dedicated, graduates-only entrance #21 located on the west/stadium side of the Kovalchick Complex. Upon arrival, you will be guided to the PNC Room.

  • Designated parking lots near the ceremonies and across the IUP campus will be used for commencement parking at no charge. See the IUP campus parking and shuttle route maps for details.

  • A professional photography company will be on hand to take pictures. They will contact you by email within a few weeks following the ceremony.