Day-Of Instructions for Undergraduates

  • Undergraduate commencement ceremonies will take place at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

    For safety reasons, all participants and guests will need to wear face masks or coverings inside the KCAC, and the number of guests in attendance will be limited. Each graduate will receive three tickets for guests. Guest tickets not collected in advance will be available at a will call table at the Kovalchick Complex in the Mackey Lobby outside of Toretti Auditorium.

    • Thursday and Friday, May 6–7, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, May 7, 5:30 p.m. prior to the start of the 7:00 p.m. graduate ceremony
    • Saturday, May 8, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

    The tickets will be color-coded for each event.

    The doors to the KCAC will open one hour before the ceremony start time. Please be aware that once you have entered and your ticket has been collected, no re-entry will be permitted.

    A video live-stream of all the ceremonies will be provided for additional family and friends to be part of the graduation event.

    Graduates, family, and friends are invited to attend a Celebration Toast on May 8.

    8:30 a.m. Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony

    Colleges of Education and Communications, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Arrive at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) by 7:30 a.m.
    • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 7:30 a.m.  
    • Graduating seniors will follow directional signage and use the dedicated, graduates-only entrance #21 located on the west/stadium side of the Kovalchick Complex.
    • Upon arrival, you will be guided to either the loading dock or PNC room.
    • Arrive prepared, wearing your commencement apparel (cap, gown, tassel, medallion, cords, etc.).
    • Here are travel directions.
    • Parking is available at the KCAC at no charge.
    • A professional photography company will take pictures. They will contact you by your IUP email following the ceremony.

    12:30 p.m. Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony

    Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    • Arrive at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) by 11:30 a.m.
    • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. 
    • Graduating seniors will follow directional signage and use the dedicated, graduates-only entrance #21 located on the west/stadium side of the Kovalchick Complex.
    • Upon arrival, you will be guided to either the loading dock or PNC room.
    • Arrive prepared, wearing your commencement apparel (cap, gown, tassel, medallion, cords, etc.).
    • Here are travel directions.
    • Parking is available at the KCAC at no charge.
    • A professional photography company will take pictures. They will contact you by your IUP email following the ceremony.

    4:30 p.m. Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony

    College of Health and Human Services

    • Arrive at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) by 3:30 p.m.
    • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 3:30 p.m. 
    • Graduating seniors will follow directional signage and use the dedicated, graduates-only entrance #21 located on the west/stadium side of the Kovalchick Complex.
    • Upon arrival, you will be guided to either the loading dock or PNC room.
    • Arrive prepared, wearing your commencement apparel (cap, gown, tassel, medallion, cords, etc.).
    • Here are travel directions.
    • Parking is available at the KCAC at no charge.
    • A professional photography company will take pictures. They will contact you by your IUP email following the ceremony.