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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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

May 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

There are no tickets or testing requirements.

IUPUI Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremonies
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Carroll Stadium
10 a.m. Graduate ceremony
4 p.m. Undergraduate ceremony

SoIC Graduate Recognition
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Indiana Convention Center, Hall K
100 S. Capitol Avenue
11 a.m.

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 9:30am and graduate students, report at 9:45am for check-in.

The ceremony will begin at 11:00am and should last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.  Remember, academic apparel, cap and gown, is required for participation.

No tickets are necessary and there is no limit as to the number of guests you may bring.

Important dates

  • March 29 and 30: Grad Fair
  • April 15: 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. 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