Early in your final year, follow these steps to complete your degree, graduate, and participate in Commencement.
Steps to graduation
Step two: Submit your graduation application
As a student within the College of Arts and Sciences, you must apply for graduation through the College Recorder's Office.
You must have a valid IU network ID and password to apply for graduation online.
- May Graduation: apply for graduation by June 1.
- August Graduation: apply for graduatio by December 1.
- December Graduation: apply for graduation by March 1.
Submitting the application by this date ensures your name will be placed in the graduation ceremony book.
If you have any questions about your graduation application, contact the Recorder’s Office at 812-855-1821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a student within the University Graduate School, you must apply for graduation through the University Graduate School Recorder’s Office.
- May and December Graduation: apply for graduation by December 18 of the previous year.
- If you are graduating in a month other than May or December, apply by the 15th of the month you wish to graduate.
If you have questions about applying for graduation and graduation requirements, please contact the Master’s Recorder at 812-855-1117 or email@example.com.
Step three: Participate in commencement
Participating in a Commencement ceremony is optional. But if you choose to participate, read the following information applicable to your graduation semester.
Undergraduate Spring Commencement 2016
The Undergraduate Spring Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Memorial Stadium at 10 a.m.
Undergraduate students who complete degree requirements between January 1 and August 31 participate in May Commencement. There is no summer ceremony.
Graduate Spring Commencement 2016
The Graduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016, in John Mellencamp Pavilion at 3 p.m.
Graduate students who complete degree requirements by May 2016 or will by August 2016 participate in May Commencement. There is no summer ceremony.
Winter Commencement 2016
The Winter Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, in Assembly Hall at 10 a.m.
All degree candidates (both graduate and undergraduate students) who complete degree requirements between September 1 and December 31 participate in Winter Commencement.