Day-Of Instructions for Graduate Students

The graduate commencement ceremony will take place at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

For safety reasons, all participants and guests will need to wear face masks or coverings inside the KCAC.

The doors to the KCAC will open 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.

Graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend a Celebration Toast on December 11 at the Alumni Center in Breezedale from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required.

A community communication event has been set up for winter commencement to provide students, families, and guests with general reminders, inclement weather advisories, COVID alerts, parking updates or emergency information. To opt in to this system, please text IUPDECGRAD21 to 888-777.

Graduate University Commencement Ceremony

Begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021

  • Arrive at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex no later than 8:30 a.m.

  • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 8:00 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. They will then be directed to their seat in the arena.

  • Here are travel directions.

  • Parking is available at the KCAC at no charge.

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