A close up shot of bloomed tulips growing in the IUP Oak Grove

Below are just a few of the many events happening at IUP this spring. Find even more on the Upcoming Events page. Love sports? Find basketball, swimming, track and field, lacrosse, and more on the calendar view for athletics—as many as 10 events in one day. Want to see a show? The Lively Arts has it covered.


Now through March 24

Environmental Art Exhibit

See exhibit days and hours, University Museum in Sutton Hall. With the exhibition Environmental, we bring the outside in, allowing artists to interpret the theme through paint, print, sculpture, wood, and fiber.

Wednesday, January 25

Empowering Women Series Kick-Off Event: Women of the Power Round Table

4:30–6:00 p.m., Sutton Hall, Blue Room. IUP is fortunate to have several women in major administrative leadership roles. Join them for a round table discussion as they share their insights as to how women can help one another succeed. See all workshops in the series.

Wednesday, January 25

“Reflections on the King”

6:30–7:30 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room. Join MCSLE for “Reflections on the King” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 6:30–7:30 p.m. tonight, in the Elkin Hall Great Room. Members of the IUP community and local community will reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and how he has impacted their lives.

Saturday, January 28

Lunar New Year

6:00–8:00 p.m., HUB Ohio Room. Come celebrate Lunar New Year, the year of the rabbit, with the Chinese Language and Culture Club and the Asian Studies Club. There will be free food, bingo, and more.

A close up shot of an IUP basketball player

Saturday, January 28

Men’s Basketball vs East Stroudsburg

3:00 p.m., KCAC. Support the Men’s Basketball Team as they play East Stroudsburg at home.


Wednesday, February 1

MCSLE Lunch & Learn: Amazing Black Women Leaders Whose Stories You Might Not Know

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room. In a presentation spanning centuries and continents, Marveta Ryan-Sams will highlight several women of African descent whose monumental accomplishments deserve our recognition. See the IUP Upcoming Events Calendar for more Lunch & Learn events.

Wednesday, February 1

Leadership in a Multicultural Society Series Begins

3:15-4:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room. This series for students includes six workshops in February and March.

Friday, February

Winter Warm-Up

3:00–6:00 p.m., KCAC. Students can find clubs and organizations that they want to join, enjoy a hot chocolate bar, and enjoy performances by student groups.

Wednesday, February 8

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” Presentation

3:30-4:30 p.m., Jane Leonard Hall, Room 225. Guest Lecturer Moses Phillips leads an information session and discussion on the Black National Anthem.

Wednesday, February 8

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” Performance

The performance will take place between women’s and men’s basketball games (appx. 7:00 p.m.), KCAC. The song will be performed by the IUP Chorale, IUP Chorus, Moses Phillips, President Michael Driscoll, and Dean Curt Scheib.

Thursday, February 9

Shake n’ Skate

4:30–8:30 p.m., HUB. STATIC presents a night of roller skating, milkshakes, and music. (free for students)

Saturday, February 18

Women’s Basketball vs Slippery Rock

1:00 p.m., KCAC. Support the Women’s Basketball Team at home against Slippery Rock.

Sunday, February 19

Lead@IUP Leadership Conference

1:00–6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room. The Lead@IUP Summit will surround the concept of moving forward. It is designed to equip Black and Brown student leaders at IUP with leadership skills to succeed now and in the future. Dinner will be served.

Wednesday, February 22

IUP Spring Career Fair

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., KCAC. The Spring Career Fair is an industry-wide career event that provides current IUP students and alumni the opportunity to connect, network, and interact with employers, as well as graduate school/program recruiters.

Sunday, February 26

STATIC Glow Bowling

5:00–7:00 p.m., Mohawk Lanes. STATIC presents an early evening out at Mohawk Lanes for students. Unlimited bowling for two hours, ball rental, shoe rental, pizza, and drinks included. (free for students)


Thursday, March 2

STATIC Escape Room Competition

4:30–8:30 p.m., HUB. STATIC presents an evening of escape room competition. A prize goes to the lowest completion time. (free for students)

Thursday–Saturday, March 2–4

Theater: Miss Julie, Clarissa, and John, or Nine Days in the Sun

7:30–9:00 p.m., Waller Mainstage, Waller Hall. Theater-by-the-Grove will produce either Miss Julie, Clarissa, and John or Nine Days in the Sun, both by Mark Clayton Southers, playwright and artistic director of Pittsburgh Playwright’s Theatre. Dangerous taboos then and now, or reversed racial order? Where will we go from here?

Monday, March 6

Who Are You? Is What You Think of Yourself Affecting Your Mental Health?

6:00–7:30 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room. Most students in college are transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, which can be a daunting process that comes with a variety of “what if” questions such as: Who am I? What do I value and stand for? What are the types of people I want in my life? This program has been designed to help you figure out your own identity and work through a toolkit with us that allows you to continue this process throughout your life.

Monday–Sunday, March 13–19

Spring Break


Tuesday, March 21

Queer Art Showcase

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Elkin Great Room 103. Join LGBTQIA+ Support for their annual Queer Art Showcase, where students in the LGBTQIA+ community showcase their artistic works.

Thursday, March 23

MCSLE’s 90’s Theme Party

8:00–11:00 p.m., Folger Student Center. Find some pleather pants and an animal print halter top or your favorite metallic crop top and join MCSLE for some Tevin Campbell, Lauryn Hill, and En Vogue to see if you can do the Running Man, the Cabbage Patch, or the Tootsee Roll at our 90’s Party. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday–Saturday, March 29–April 2

Theater: “A Blossoming Romance”

7:30–9:00 p.m., except April 2: 2:00–3:30 p.m., Waller Mainstage, Waller Hall. A Blossoming Romance tells the story of a socially awkward individual named Brady, who desperately tries to connect with anyone willing to look past his nerdy demeanor. But Brady’s world changes forever when he meets Clara, the energetic employee of a local flower shop.

Monday, March 27

Company Culture: Why It's Important and How to Determine if it Is the Right Culture For You and if You Are Right For It

6:00–7:30 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room. IUP alumna and trustee Laurie Kuzneski will discuss how culture-focused companies evaluate potential new hires as well as what job seekers should consider before accepting any job offer.


Sunday, April 2

Greek Lip Sync Live

1:30–4:00 p.m., Memorial Field House Main Gym. Team up with your Greek Week partners and mix in a few songs that fit the Greek Week theme. Coordinate lyrics and dance moves for members of three to four Greek organizations.

Tuesday, April 4

Women’s Tennis vs Mercyhurst

TBA, Maple Street Courts, IUP. Support the Women’s Tennis Team at home.

Three students at a conference standing in a circle talking

Wednesday, April 5

18th Annual Scholars Forum

The Scholars Forum is a unique opportunity affording students a professional conference atmosphere within IUP to foster scholarship and collegiality among students and faculty members.

Friday, April 7

Women’s Softball vs Pitt–Johnstown

4:00 p.m., Indiana, Pa. Support the Softball Team at home.

Friday, April 7

MCSLE Game Night in Folger

8:00–11:00 p.m., Folger Student Center. Show us your skills! Jenga, Connect 4, various card games—are you up for the challenge?

Saturday, April 8

Men’s Baseball vs Seton Hill

1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Owen J. Dougherty Field. Support IUP Baseball at home.

Tuesday, April 11

Queer Conversations: Day of Silence

5:00–6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room 103. Join LGBTQIA+ Support in the Day of Silence, where we remember and acknowledge the silencing and erasure of LGBTQIA+ students throughout the nation.

Monday–Tuesday, April 17–18

Men’s Golf Cecil C. Spadafora Invitational

Indiana Country Club. Support the Golf Team as they host the Cecil C. Spadafora Invitational.

Wednesday, April 19

Devising “Identity.” An Acorn Project in Progress

7:30–9:00 p.m., Waller Studio, Waller Hall. This unfinished “studio” performance is devised by an ensemble brought together to investigate “identity.” Admission is free.

Thursday, April 20

Finals Prep

3:00–4:00 p.m., B34 Stabley Library. This workshop will help you reflect on the semester and determine what you need for a successful finals week. During this session, we will explore learning activities and study strategies, find your finals week schedule, and create your finals study plan.

Saturday, April 22

Into the Streets

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Elkin Hall and Indiana Community. Join other students in a day of service in the Indiana Community. Whether you're in need of hours or just looking for volunteer work, we'll set you up with an agency in need of volunteers so that you can help out and do some good in the community.

Saturday, April 22

STATIC Cookout

Noon to 4:00 p.m., location TBA. Join STATIC for our annual end-of-the-semester cookout.


Tuesday, May 2

Final Exams Begin

All day. See the Spring 2023 Detailed Schedule for more information.

Graduating students in cap and gown posing for a selfie

Friday, May 5

Graduate Student Commencement

Friday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Saturday, May 6

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 6


  • 9:00 a.m. – Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Health and Human Services

  • 2:00 p.m. - Eberly College of Business, the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Education and Communications, and the University College