IUPUI awards degrees four times each year: December, May, June, and August. Students planning to graduate must submit an Intent to Graduate form by the following deadlines:
June or August graduates
Intent to Graduate Forms
Failing to submit the Intent to Graduate form on time can result in delayed graduation and exclusion from the commencement program.
Degrees are not awarded until all requirements are met and certified by the recorder.
We encourage all students to meet with their advisor at least six months prior to their desired graduation date to confirm progress towards degree completion.
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Commencement takes place every year in May. Students may participate in both the IUPUI ceremony and the recognition event for graduates from the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in Indianapolis. Those students welcome to participate in commencement include:
- December graduates from the previous year
- May graduates
- June graduates
- August graduates
May 2023 Commencement Ceremonies
No tickets are necessary and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring to any commencement ceremony.
IUPUI Graduate Ceremony
Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m.
IUPUI Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m.
Luddy Indianapolis Recognition Ceremony
Sunday, May 14 at 11 a.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Hall K
100 S. Capitol Avenue
Students please plan to enter the Convention Center near the Georgia Street entrance nearest door #9 and follow signs for Hall K. Undergraduate students, report at 9:30 a.m. and graduate students, report at 9:45 a.m. for check-in.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and should last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Remember, academic apparel, cap and gown, is required for participation.
- March 29 and 30: Grad Fair
- April 10: Deadline to order academic apparel through Herff Jones
Please monitor your IUPUI email and the Commencement website for important commencement-related announcements, including any time/location changes and ordering caps and gowns.
Diplomas are not distributed at commencement; however, they are mailed by the Registrar’s Office to the student’s mailing address on file. Mailing addresses can be updated in the Student Center at One.IU.