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45th Annual IU Northwest Commencement set for May 12 at the Genesis Center

2011 Commencement


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Emily Banas
Office of Marketing and Communications

Erika Rose
Office of Marketing and Communications

Indiana University Northwest will host its 45th Annual Commencement on Thursday, May 12 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Genesis Center, located at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Gary.

All degree candidates who wish to participate in commencement must apply to graduate by contacting their academic units. Commencement regalia must be ordered online at before April 8.

For the first time, all IU campus participants will be robed in custom-made black rental gowns. Undergraduates will be able to keep the crimson satin “stole of remembrance” that is worn over the gown as well as the cap and tassel.

Grads should arrive at the Genesis Center at least 90 minutes before their ceremony begins and be ready to assemble by 3 p.m. Gowns must be returned immediately following the ceremony at the Genesis Center. The ceremony is expected to last about two hours.

Tickets are not required for family members and friends to attend commencement. Handicapped seating and free parking are available for guests in the Chase parking garage and surrounding lots.

For more information on this year's graduation program, visit