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Don’t miss Grad Fair: Order your cap, gown and more

Grad Fair to take place on campus Feb. 29, March 1


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Erika Rose
Office of Marketing and Communications

Students participating in Indiana University Northwest’s 2012 Commencement ceremonies should plan to stop by Grad Fair to order graduation apparel Wednesday, Feb. 29 between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library Conference Center, room 105ABC.

All IU campus participants will be robed in custom-made black rental gowns. Associate and Bachelor graduates will be able to keep the crimson satin “stole of remembrance” that is worn over the gown as well as the cap and tassel.

Staff members and volunteers will be on hand to assist you with your gown order at Grad Fair and to answer any questions regarding Commencement. 

Gown rental costs are $50 for bachelor’s and associate’s degree candidates and $70 for master’s degree candidates. Kiosks will be set up in the Library Conference Center during Grad Fair for students to place orders by credit or debit card only. After the event, orders can be placed online at until March 29, but after March 22, a $25 fee will be imposed for late orders.

A representative from Herff-Jones will be on hand to display other items available for order, including diploma frames, souvenir tassels, class rings, announcements and more. All who order during Grad Fair will be entered in a drawing for a variety of gifts.

The 2012 IU Northwest Commencement will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 10 at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. Gowns must be returned immediately following the ceremony at the Genesis Convention Center.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (219) 980-6769 or