2. Apply to Graduate
Degree candidates must apply to graduate in order for school recorders and the registrar to confirm final grades. Each school or department has its own procedures and deadlines for applying for graduation. See your recorder or advisor for more information.
If you miss application deadlines, your name will not appear in the Commencement program booklet. If you don’t apply at all, you won’t graduate. If you haven’t yet applied to graduate, contact the recorder of your degree-granting program as soon as possible. If you applied to graduate for a previous semester, you need to change your graduation date with the recorder.
3. Order Your Gowns at Herff Jones
Sorry you missed the deadline to order online. The only way that you will be able to obtain a cap/gown/tassel/stole (if undegrad) or cap/gown/tassel/hood (if masters) is the morning of graduation starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Savannah Lobby south entrance, in front of the gym. These items will be a first come first serve basis and sizes are not guaranteed. Payment will be by Cash or Venmo only.
4. Grad Fair - March 16, 2021 - April 19, 2021
To assist in preparing for this momentous occasion, we invite you to participate in the virtual Grad Fair. It will be available online until April 19.
5. Reserve your tickets for Commencement!
Tickets must be reserved 7 days prior to commencment, by May 6, 2021.
What you’ll need to do to attend Commencement in person:
After you get your ticket, you’ll need follow these steps to ensure the health and safety of yourself and fellow graduates at your in-person Commencement ceremony:
- Receive a first negative COVID-19 test result between May 7 - 10. This test may be taken at your campus mitigation testing site, or submitted from an off-campus testing facility if you are not near your IU campus.
- Receive a second negative COVID-19 test result between May 11 - 12. This test must be taken at your campus mitigation testing site prior to the Commencement ceremony.
- Wear a mask and practice physical distancing for the duration of the ceremony.
6. Commencement - May 13, 2021 10:00 AM
The IU Northwest Commencement Ceremony will take place outdoors at the Savannah Center Parking Lot. The ceremony will commence rain or shine.
Commencement Frequently Asked Questions