Day-Of Instructions for Graduate Students

  • Graduate University Commencement Ceremony

    Begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020

    • Arrive at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex no later than 6:00 p.m. dressed in your Regalia.
    • Graduates will follow directional signage and use the dedicated, graduates-only entrance #21 located on the west/stadium side of the Kovalchick Complex.
    • Here are travel directions.
    • Upon arrival, you will be guided to either the Loading Dock or Conference Rooms 6 and 7.
    • Follow signage for master’s or doctoral and MFA students to report to the correct area.
    • Master’s-level graduates report to Loading Dock.
    • Doctoral and MFA-level graduates report to Conference Rooms 6 and 7.
    • Here are travel directions.
    • Parking is available.
    • Arrive prepared, wearing your commencement apparel (cap, gown, tassel, medallion, cords, etc.).
    • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 5:30 p.m. 
    • A professional photography company will be on hand to take pictures. They will contact you by your IUP email following the ceremony.