Graduation Checklist for Undergraduates

  • 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

  • Here’s a handy checklist of things you need to know and do before leaving IUP.

    Congratulations, and best wishes for success in all your upcoming endeavors!

    IUP Undergraduate Commencement Checklist

    • Access MyIUP

    • Attend the Graduation Fair at the Co-Op Bookstore.

      • Purchase cap and gown.

      • Order graduation announcements.

      • Pick up Honor’s Medallion.

        • GPA of 3.25 or above as of last term completed to be eligible.

        • Eligible for first bachelor’s degree candidates only.

      • Verify your name and degree information so your diploma is accurate.

      • Verify the address where you want your diploma to be mailed.

        • Note: This address can be different from your regular mailing address. If your diploma mailing address changes, you need to send a written, signed notification to the Registrar’s Office.

      • If you are unable to attend, please visit the Co-Op Store.

        • Pick up Honor’s Medallion on third floor of Clark Hall after the Salute to Grads event.

    • Confirm degree requirements again with advisor.

    • Clear financial obligations with the Office of the Bursar.

    • Participate in the IUP Commencement Ceremony.

    • Diploma will be mailed two to six weeks after last term of attendance.

    • Transcripts can be ordered through the Registrar’s Office.

      • To ensure your degree is included on the transcript, check “hold for degree” on the paper transcript request form. The transcript will be sent as soon as the degree is awarded.

      • If your degree is not needed on the transcript, order using any of the four options provided on the website.

    Do You Have a Loan?

    • If you have a Perkins loan, you should receive a letter in the mail approximately four weeks before graduation with instructions on how to complete your Perkins loan exit information online. You may also contact the Bursar’s Office at 724-357-2207, ext. 2138.

    • If you have a Federal Stafford loan, it is important for you to go to the website and complete the exit counseling session. You may also contact the Financial Aid office at 724-357-2218.

    Your IUP Email Account

    Your IUP email account will become inactive 60 days after graduation. As an IUP graduate, however, you may enjoy a free alumni email account—IUP Live Mail—from the Alumni Relations Office.

    Learn more at IUP Live Mail Account. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations at