Spring Commencement 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 7, in Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. All graduating students are invited to participate. There will be two ceremonies:
8:00 a.m.—Students report to the lobby of Kovalchick Complex for the processional lineup. They should already be wearing their graduation robes.
1:00 p.m.—Students report to the lobby of Kovalchick Complex for the processional lineup. They should already be wearing their graduation robes.
Tickets are not needed for the University Commencement ceremonies. However, because of capacity and safety concerns, you are asked to limit
your number of guests to 8 (eight). Guests attending the ceremony
are asked to fill all seats. Toretti Auditorium in the Kovalchick
Complex will be open as an alternate viewing location. The
ceremonies will also be streamed live.
Diploma covers are presented at Commencement ceremonies. Actual diplomas will be sent to graduates after their final academic record has been checked for completion of all graduation requirements and final grades. The diploma is sent usually four to six weeks after the semester, mailed to the address the students specified on their graduation application.
Undergraduate students who’ve earned a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and met all the requirements for IUP academic honors by the last graded semester may wear an honors medallion at Commencement. They may obtain their medallion at the Co-op Store during the Salute to Grads event or, after that day, from the Registrar’s office in Clark Hall.
Students who did not have the required minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA before the ceremony but will have achieved this once the final-semester grades are posted will receive their honors medallion along with their diploma in the mail. Students who have achieved academic honors when the final degree checkout is made will have the honors posted on their diploma.
Students purchase their caps and gowns at the Co-op Store, located
in the Hadley
Union Building, during the Salute to Grads event on March 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Caps and gowns may also be purchased after the Salute to Grads event at
the Co-op Store. Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00
p.m. Monday–Friday; 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Saturday; with special
hours 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Commencement Day.
Cost: $37.05 for associate’s and bachelor’s candidates; $68.80 for
candidates; and $80.46 for doctoral candidates. Students keep their
Graduating doctoral students can purchase custom regalia through the
Store. The last day to purchase custom regalia is April 8.
Faculty planning to participate in the academic processions at
are reminded that the deadline for ordering rental regalia at the
Store is April 22.
Questions: Call the Co-op Store at 724-357-3145, extension 0; or
1-800-537-7916, extension 0.
See December Commencement for information.
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