Feeling the love at IUP Undergraduate Commencement

Take care of all your graduation needs at the spring 2024 Graduation Fair, in the HUB Ohio Room:

  • Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Save time in this one-stop shop to order your graduation announcements, pick up your cap and gown, check your degree and diploma information, make your senior class gift, schedule graduation photos, order an IUP class ring, and get answers to your graduation questions.

Attend the fair even if you just want to spend some fun time with other students or have your picture taken with Norm! Refreshments will be provided.

Diploma Information

Apply for graduation, if you haven't already.

In the MyIUP portal:

  1. Log in to MyIUP. Go to Discover and search for "grad."
  2. On the Getting Ready for Graduation card, click on Apply for Undergraduate Graduation (May/August 2024 Graduation Application).

Students can verify their graduation information (correct spelling of diploma name, diploma mailing address, and major and/or minor).

Honors Medallions (first baccalaureate students only) will be mailed to your diploma mailing address.

Available for Purchase from the Co-op Store:

Senior Class Gift

Become a part of IUP's rich tradition, alongside thousands of students who have come before you!

This year, we invite you to support an area of campus that truly resonates with you—whether it's your college, your major, your beloved sports team, or other vital initiatives like the Student Assistance Fund. Past student giving projects, such as the Grant Street Park Project, the creation of the IUP Student Food Pantry, and Give to the Grove, have transformed our campus thanks to the generosity of students like you.

We warmly invite you to uphold this cherished tradition alongside your fellow graduates. As a token of our appreciation, seniors who contribute at least $20.24 will receive beautiful crimson and grey Philanthropy Cords to wear with pride during commencement to signify their generosity. Most importantly, your gift will help pave the way for future generations of IUP students to succeed.

Have any questions or need assistance? We're here for you at 724-357-5555 or via email at student-philanthropy@iup.edu or iup-giving@iup.edu. Let's make this year's Senior Class Gift a truly unforgettable experience together.

Make your impact today!

Education Abroad

Students who participated in an IUP international experience during their IUP journey, please come to the Graduation Fair to pick up your free graduation cord. You can also purchase a stole or sash with the flag of your host country. For questions, please contact study-away@iup.edu.

Crimson Salute

Crimson Salute is the pre-commencement program honoring our diverse May/August graduates. Crimson Salute is on Friday, May 10. Students who would like to participate, purchase a multicultural stole, or have questions are encouraged to contact Leslie Coates in the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement at 724-357-2598 or coates@iup.edu.

Celebration Toast

Graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend a Commencement 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. Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement and sponsored by the Alumni Insurance Program.

Registration is required

Saturday, May 11

Be sure to keep an eye on your IUP inbox for your invitation to the Celebration Toast. Graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend. Champagne and non-alcoholic sparkling cider will be available. IUP graduates will receive an IUP Alumni champagne flute, while supplies last. 

Becoming an Alumni

You will soon join more than 150,000 alumni living and leading exciting careers around the world. Did you know that once you graduate, you automatically become a member of the IUP Alumni Association? That's right—no dues to pay or membership forms to complete.

The IUP Alumni Association provides you with lifelong membership access to career and professional development opportunities and helps you stay connected with fellow alumni and your alma mater. Once a Crimson Hawk, always a Crimson Hawk!

On behalf of the entire IUP alumni family, welcome to the IUP Alumni Association!

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement:

Graduate School Opportunities at IUP

Consider continuing your education at IUP after graduation

Financial Aid

If you are graduating, there are steps you'll need to take regarding your financial aid.

Check your Account for balance and financial aid requirements for outstanding items.

In the MyIUP portal:

  1. Log in to MyIUP. Go to Discover and search for "Easypay."
  2. On the Tuition, Aid, and Finances card, click on Pay My Bill (EasyPay).
  3. Click the IUP-EasyPay button.

Do You Have a Loan?

If you have a  Federal Direct loan, it is important for you to go to the Studentaid.gov website and complete the exit counseling session. You may also contact the Financial Aid office at 724-357-2218.

Visit the Undergraduate Graduation Checklist or the Graduate Student Graduation Checklist to make sure you got everything.