Indiana University Northwest will hold its 43rd Annual Commencement on Thursday, May 14, 2009, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Gary Genesis Convention Center, located just off Broadway between 4th and 5th Avenues at One Genesis Center Plaza in Gary, Ind. The university will confer 825 degrees this year.
IU President Michael McRobbie will join IU Northwest Chancellor Bruce Bergland in awarding degrees to the many undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students whose educational journeys will culminate with the receipt of their hard-earned college diplomas. Family members, friends and supporters are encouraged to attend this important event in honor of the students who have worked so hard to achieve this noteworthy milestone in their lives.
The IU Northwest graduation is open to the public and tickets are not required. Free parking will be available in the Chase parking garage and surrounding lots, and handicapped parking will be available adjacent to the Genesis Center. Parking areas will be marked with signage. The Gary Police Department will also be on hand to assist with traffic control.
Students and faculty are encouraged to arrive at the Genesis Center no later than 2 p.m. Graduation candidates should be robed and ready to assemble at 3 p.m.
Any guests who require special accommodations due to physical challenges or hearing or visual impairments are encouraged to arrive early. There will be reserved seating for hearing or visually impaired guests. Wheelchair-accessible seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Main Level Arena.
IU Northwest congratulates all of this year’s graduates and their families for this outstanding accomplishment. For more information about IU Northwest’s 43rd Annual Commencement, contact the Office of University Relations at (219) 980-6800.