Graduation Checklist for Undergraduates

  • Undergraduate Commencement

    December 16, 2017
    1:00 p.m.

    Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

    Graduating Students: 12:00 p.m. deadline to report to the Kovalchick Complex lobby

  • 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
      • Review Degree Works with your advisor in your college.
      • Verify your name and address (Personal Information tab).
      • Apply for graduation (Academics tab).
      • RSVP if you are attending commencement (Home tab).
        • An overnight process needs to occur after you apply for graduation before you will be able to RSVP.
    • Tickets
      • May ceremony is a ticketed event.
        • August graduates are invited to walk in the May ceremony prior to their graduation.
      • December ceremony is not ticketed.
        • January graduates are invited to walk in the December ceremony prior to their graduation.
    • Attend Salute to Grads 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 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 E-mail Account

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

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