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December Commencement for Undergraduate Students

  • Commencement:
    Saturday, December 16

    • 1:00 p.m., Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
    • Graduating students must report to the Kovalchick Complex lobby by 12:00 p.m.

    Graduating Students: RSVP Required for Commencement

    • Sign into MyIUP using your IUP network account.
    • Click the “Academics” link.
    • In the “Academic Record” section, click “RSVP for commencement ceremony.” (You’ll see this option only if you’ve applied for the current semester graduation.)

    Any students who RSVP's on or after December 1, 2017, may not see their name appear in the ceremony program, as final drafts will be sent to print on this date. It is strongly advised that you RSVP before December 1 to ensure your name appears in the program.

    Salute to Grads

    • Thursday, November 2, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Co-op Store
    • Purchase your cap and gown, order graduation announcements, and more at this event.
  • Tickets are not needed for graduating students or guests for December Commencement.  May Commencement is a ticketed event.

    Degree and Diploma Information

    If you have questions about whether you have met all degree requirements, please contact your college associate dean’s office immediately. Degrees are awarded by your associate dean, and diplomas will be mailed two to six weeks after grades are posted.

    Commencement StudentGraduation Regalia

    Caps, gowns, and announcements will be available at the Salute to Grads event on Thursday, November 2, 2017, or during regular business hours at the Co-op.

    For questions regarding regalia, phone the Co-Op Store at 800-537-7916 or 724-357-3145.

    Parking and Transportation Information

    Guests With Special Needs

    Kovalchick Complex has accommodations for handicapped parking and special needs seating. There is ADA-compliant seating for guests with special needs, along with elevator access. The ushers will direct your guest to the concourse level where this seating is available.