CANCELED: Prepare for Graduation at the Graduation Fair

  • Feeling the love at IUP Undergraduate Commencement

  • CANCELED: The Graduation Fair

    April 7, 2020
    1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

    HUB Ohio Room

    April 8, 2020
    9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    HUB Ohio Room

    Please bring your student I-Card or another form of photo ID. Detailed information of vendor and sponsor offerings will be available at the Graduation Fair.

  •  To promote safety during the coronavirus pandemic, the spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed to September 12 and 13. A schedule of events for that weekend is expected to be available by mid-May. College and departmental ceremonies and other recognition events that typically coincide with commencement ceremonies will not take place that weekend. Read more about the decision to postpone commencement.

    For the latest information on the Commencement Ceremony, please refer to the Commencement website. If you have questions about cap and gown orders, please refer to the Co-op Store page or reach out to them directly.

    At the Graduation Fair, you can take care of all of your graduation needs. The IUP Co-op Store and Registrar’s Office will host the Graduation Fair on Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8.

    On both days, you can interact with offices helping you plan for graduation, including:

    • Picking up your cap and gown

    • Ordering your graduation announcements

    • Checking your degree and diploma information

    • Picking up your honors medallion if you are eligible

    • Talk with Financial Aid staff about loan repayment options and to verify that your university account balance is paid in full

    • Scheduling graduation photos

    • Ordering an IUP Class Ring

    • Claiming your tickets for commencement (only May undergraduate commencement requires tickets)

    • Make your Senior Class Gift of $20.20 or more and receive your philanthropy cords—save time and make your gift now!

    • Getting all your graduation questions answered

    • 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 IUPMAYGRAD20 to 888-777.

    • Study Abroad and International Students have the option to purchase IUP and Country Flag Graduation Sash. Orders will be taken at the Graduation Fair, and students must pay by credit card online. The sash will arrive by graduation, if ordered by the Graduation Fair. For more detailed information, contact the Office of International Education.

    To pick up your cap and gown at the Graduation Fair, you’ll need to place the order on the Co-op Store’s website by April 9.

    In addition, a variety of offices will help you prepare for your life after graduation:

    • Speak with the IUP Career and Professional Development Center about post-graduation opportunities.

    • Update your address and learn about engagement opportunities from IUP’s Alumni Office.

    • Learn about grad school options from the IUP Graduate Admissions staff.

    • Take your picture with Norm and in front of the IUP backdrop

    • Tell your IUP story in coordination with our marketing team.

    Come celebrate your success! Entertainment, refreshments, and prizes will be provided. Don’t forget to walk the red carpet, and stop by our backdrop for a photo opportunity to make the memories last.