Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4 p.m., in the arena of the Allen County Memorial Coliseum.
Students who completed degree requirements in December 2016. Students who anticipate completing degree requirements in May 2017 or either summer session 2017.
You can purchase your apparel online through Herff Jones. You will also be able to order at the Grad Fair early in the spring semester. Instructions will be emailed to your IPFW student email account.
Link to purchase apparel disabled until further notice.
No tickets are necessary for the IPFW Commencement ceremony.
Only undergraduate students are designated as graduating with honors (distinction or highest distinction). Undergraduate students who are graduating with honors and participating in the ceremony will receive an email regarding honor cords from the Academic Ceremonies office early in April. Students may also contact their academic dean or advising office.
December and Summer graduates: will be notified by email (via their myIPFW email account) when diplomas are available approximately 12 weeks after degree requirements are completed.
May graduates: will be distributed immediately after the Commencement ceremony. May graduates who do not attend the ceremony can pick up their diplomas in the Registrar's office (KT 107) beginning Monday, May 15.
Summer graduates: will be notified by email (via their myIPFW email account) when diplomas are available approximately 12 weeks after degree requirements are completed.
Candidates for graduation are to line up by their department/degree sign in hallways of the Arena by 3:30 p.m. The signs include school, department, and degree.
There is no rehearsal for students. Detailed instructions are emailed to your student account. Faculty marshals will lead the students throughout the ceremony. Read through the information sheet emailed to you after you purchase your cap and gown, pay attention to the speakers, and follow the leader (your faculty marshal). December graduates should continue to check their student email account throughout the spring semester.