Commencement for Undergraduate Students

  • Recognizing the need to stay safe and the uncertain status of the coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing May commencement, including all university-wide, college, and departmental ceremonies, and will offer graduates the chance to participate in an on-campus commencement during the fall 2020 semester. Read more about the decision to postpone commencement.

    For details about academics and other decisions in this unusual time, please visit our page about the coronavirus.

  • POSTPONED - Undergraduate Commencement

    May 9, 2020
    9:00 a.m.

    Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Health and Human Services, and students in the Public Health major in the Academic Affairs Division

    May 9, 2020
    2:00 p.m.

    Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and the colleges of Education and Communications, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Social Sciences

    Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

  • 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.

     
  • Commencement:
    Saturday, May 9

    Graduating Students: Attendance Confirmation Required for Commencement

    • Sign into MyIUP using your IUP network account.
    • In the “For Graduating Students” section, click “Confirm your attendance for the Commencement Ceremony.” (You’ll see this option only if you’ve applied for the current semester graduation.)

    Any students who confirm their attendance on or after April 2, 2020, 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 confirm your attendance before April 2 to ensure your name appears in the program.

    You are required to report to the Kovalchick Complex to be directed to your appropriate line-up location. There are TWO ceremonies for undergraduates:

    • 9:00 a.m.—Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Health and Human Services, and students in the Public Health major in the Academic Affairs Division
      All undergraduate students should report by 8:00 a.m. for the processional lineup, already wearing their graduation robes.

    • 2:00 p.m.—College of Education and Communications, College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
      All undergraduate students should report by 1:00 p.m. for the processional lineup, already wearing their graduation robes.

  • Graduation Fair

    • Due to the concerns regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Graduation Fair scheduled for April 6 and 7 is cancelled. More information to follow.