Graduation Fair

Feeling the love at IUP Undergraduate Commencement

Take care of all your graduation needs at the spring 2022 Graduation Fair, in the HUB Ohio Room:

  • Thursday, April 7, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 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 (MyIUP > Academics > Academic Records > click Apply for Graduation), if you haven't already.

    • 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

Join thousands of students before you to be part of an IUP tradition!

You have the opportunity to leave an everlasting mark with your Senior Class Gift. These gifts touch every part of campus life here at IUP. This year, the student giving project encourages students to support an area of campus they are passionate about, whether that's your college, your major, or your sports team. Previous student giving projects include the Grant Street Park Project, the creation of the IUP Student Food Pantry, and Give to the Grove.

Will you join your fellow graduates in furthering the tradition?

Seniors that make their gift of $20.22 or more will receive Philanthropy Cords to be recognized at commencement. More importantly, you will help pave the way for the success of future IUP students.

This year your gift could have an even greater impact! Alumnus Col. Stephen Abel ’73 is matching the first 1,000 students that make a gift of $5 or more with an additional $10 gift.

Don't delay—only the first 1,000 student gifts will be matched! Make your mark today.

Questions? Contact us at 724-357-5555 or iup-giving@iup.edu.

Education Abroad and National Student Exchange Cord

Students who participated in an IUP international experience or National Student Exchange during their IUP journey, please come to the Graduation Fair to pick up. For questions, please contact study-away@iup.edu.

Celebration Toast

Hosted by Alumni and Friends. Registration is required.

Friday, May 6: Master’s and Doctorate Celebration Toast — Register

  • 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (immediately following graduate commencement ceremony)
  • KCAC Lobby

Saturday, May 7: Undergraduate Celebration Toast — Register

  • 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Breezedale Alumni Center

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 a celebration toast. Champagne and non-alcoholic sparkling cider will be available. IUP graduates will receive an IUP Alumni champagne flute, while supplies last. Registration is required (see above).

The toast for graduate students on Friday evening will be held in the lobby of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex immediately following the commencement ceremony, approximately 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Breezedale Alumni Center will be open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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!

Start making connections with alumni today by utilizing the Crimson Network, designed to support your career success and connect you with alumni mentors.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Friends:

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.

  • Visit MyIUP, go to the Finances tab, and select EasyPay.

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