Day-Of Instructions for Undergraduates

  • To promote safety during the coronavirus pandemic, the spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed to September 12 (and 13, if needed). A schedule of events for that weekend is expected to be available by mid-May. College and departmental ceremonies and other recognition events that typically coincide with commencement ceremonies will not take place that weekend. 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.

  • Morning Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony

    Begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020

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

    • Arrive at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) by 8:00 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.
    • Here are travel directions.
    • Upon arrival, you will be guided to either the loading dock or PNC room.
    • Parking is available at the KCAC at no charge.
    • Arrive prepared, wearing your commencement apparel (cap, gown, tassel, medallion, cords, etc.).
    • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
    • A professional photography company will take pictures. They will contact you by your IUP email following the ceremony.

    Afternoon Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony

    Begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020

    Colleges of Business and Information Technology, Education and Communications, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Arrive at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) by noon.
    • Graduating seniors will follow directional signage and use the dedicated, graduates-only entrance #21 located on the west/stadium side of the Kovalchick Complex.
    • Here are travel directions.
    • Upon arrival, you will be guided to either the loading dock or PNC room.
    • Parking is available at the KCAC at no charge.
    • Arrive prepared, wearing your commencement apparel (cap, gown, tassel, medallion, cords, etc.).
    • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
    • A professional photography company will take pictures. They will contact you by your IUP email following the ceremony.