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:

December graduates
June 15

June or August graduates
February 1

May graduates
November 1

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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If you’re a recent graduate, let our career services team know where you’re working.


Commencement takes place every year in May. Students may participate in both the IUPUI ceremony and the School of Informatics and Computing recognition event. Those students welcome to participate in commencement include:

  • December graduates from the previous year
  • May graduates
  • June graduates
  • August graduates

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. Students are notified of their diploma’s availability for pickup by an email to their IUPUI email address. Students must show a photo ID when picking up a diploma. Diplomas may also be mailed to students living outside the Indianapolis area if a current mailing address is provided.


Jill Mathews