December 12, 202010:00 a.m.Online
Here’s a handy checklist of things you need to know and do before leaving IUP.
Review DegreeWorks and your unofficial transcripts with your academic advisor.
Verify your name and address (Personal Information tab).
Apply for graduation (Academics tab)
As the December 12 commencement ceremonies are now virtual, confirmation of attendance is not required. To be recognized as part of the Virtual Winter Commencement ceremonies (with or without a photo), please submit this
short participation form by Tuesday, December 1, at 11:59 p.m. Also, look for an email from your academic college about an in-person celebration.
Visit or call the Co-Op Store to order your master’s or doctoral regalia (cap, gown, and hood). You can also purchase graduation announcements, diploma frames, etc. If you have not done this already, please do so as soon as possible.
Clear financial obligations with the Office of the Bursar.
Diploma will be mailed two to six weeks after your last term of attendance, after degree conferral.
Transcripts can be ordered through the Office of the Registrar.
To ensure your degree is included on the transcript, check “hold for degree” on the paper transcript request form. The transcript will be sent as soon as the degree is awarded.
If your degree is not needed on the transcript, order using any of the four options provided on the Registrar’s Office website.
If you have a Perkins loan, you should receive a letter in the mail in late April with instructions on how to complete your Perkins loan exit information online.
You may also contact the Office of the Bursar at 724-357-2207, ext. 2138.
If you have a Federal Stafford Loan, it is important for you to go to the StudentLoans.gov website and complete the exit counseling session. You may also contact the Office of Financial Aid at 724-357-2218.
Your IUP email account will become inactive 60 days after graduation. As an IUP graduate you may also enjoy a free alumni email account—IUP Live Mail—from IUP Alumni Relations.
Learn more at IUP Live Mail Account. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
Complete the “Request for Changes to the Online Graduation Application” form if you would like to:
Change your diploma name;
Update the address to which your diploma will be mailed;
Move your graduation date; or
Remove your graduation application.
The form can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.
Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations, and best wishes for success in all your upcoming endeavors!