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Making Plans for Family
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No Tickets, No Reserved Seats, Free Parking
Commencement is free and open to the public. There are no tickets and no reserved seats. Parking is free.
Apply to Graduate
All degree candidates must apply to graduate, and each school or department has its own procedures and deadlines.
Apply to graduate by contacting the recorder of your school. Do it early in your final year, if not before, to avoid missing your school’s deadline. If you don’t apply, you will not receive important Commencement information; your name will not appear in the program; and you will not be sent a diploma.
If you applied to graduate for a previous date, but did not graduate, you must reapply.
Please select your school’s name for more information:
- College of Arts and Sciences (including Journalism in The Media School, Liberal Studies, and the School of Global and International Studies)
- Indiana University Kelley School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Informatics and Computing
- Indiana University Michael Maurer School of Law
- School of Medicine
- Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
- School of Nursing
- School of Optometry
- School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
- School of Public Health
- School of Social Work
- University Graduate School
College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate students may apply to graduate online at the College of Arts and Sciences Recorder’s website. For more information, please contact the Undergraduate or Graduate Recorder.
(for all College majors, including Journalism in The Media School, Liberal Studies, and School of Global and International Studies)
Owen Hall 003
Graduate Recorder for the Doctor of Audiology degree
Owen Hall 305
Candidates for all other graduate degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must contact the University Graduate School.
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Hodge Hall 3038L
Hodge Hall 3038L
Undergraduate students may apply at https://apps.kelley.iu.edu/UGrad/Student/ApplyGraduation/.
Graduate-M.B.A. Academic Advisor
Career Graduate 2010
Online applications for traditional M.B.A. candidates are available on the Kelley M.B.A. website.
Graduate-Accounting and Information Systems Recorder
Career Graduate 2000
No applications for graduation required.
Graduate-Executive Degree Program Recorder
822 W. 11th Street
Graduate-Kelley Direct Recorder
Business Z4 200, IUPUI
School of Education
Undergraduate Assistant Recorder
Undergraduates may apply for their degrees through One.IU.edu>Campus>Schools & Departments>School of Education>Undergraduate Programs>Apply for Degree/Graduation. Please call (812) 856-8527 with any questions.
Apply for graduation online or phone (812) 856-8504.
School of Informatics and Computing
B.S. in Informatics and B.S. in Computer Science undergraduates should apply by February 15 for May or August graduation and by September 15 for December graduation. Undergraduate students should apply to graduate through the student database at https://cid.indiana.edu/SiS/student.cfm.
919 E. 10th St., #202
901 E. 10th Street, #233
Director of Graduate Administration–Computer Science
Lindley Hall, Room 215
Computer science master's degree students: please apply in the Computer Science Graduate Office. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All Ph.D. students must apply through the University Graduate School.
Graduate Recorder–Information and Library Science
Wells Library 011
Graduate Recorder–Data Science
901 E. 10th Street
Indiana University Michael Maurer School of Law
School of Medicine
School of Medicine Student Services
Jordan Hall 104
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate and graduate applications are available in East Studio Building 120, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or online on the Jacobs School of Music website.
East Studio Building 120
East Studio Building 120
School of Nursing
School of Nursing Recorder
Sycamore Hall 436
School of Optometry
The School of Optometry does not require an application for graduation. Instead, student files are reviewed to make sure that graduation requirements have been met.
School of Optometry Recorder
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
SPEA undergraduate students complete an online graduation application. The deadline to apply for May/July graduation is December 1, and the deadline to apply for December graduation is May 1. The application is open for limited periods of time--seniors, please watch your email for information regarding when to apply. For additional information, please contact the SPEA Undergraduate Program Office at (812)855-0635 or email email@example.com for questions.
SPEA Undergraduate Recorders
Master of Public Affairs/Master of Science in Environmental Science Recorder
Applications for the M.P.A. and M.S.E.S. programs can be found online in MySPEA.
Ph.D. Recorder (Public Policy/Public Affairs)
Ph.D. Recorder (Environmental Science)
For Ph.D. students in the Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Environmental Science Programs, applications are available on the University Graduate School graduation application page.
School of Public Health
Applications for graduation are available on the School of Public Health website.
School of Social Work
Social Work Recorder
1127 Atwater Avenue
Labor Studies Recorder
University Graduate School
Students graduating with a Ph.D. degree should fill out the Ph.D. Commencement Participation Application only if they are participating in the Commencement ceremony. If they are not participating, they do not need to complete an application. Master’s candidates are required to complete an application in order to graduate. Applications are available on the University Graduate School website.
Wells Library E546
Wells Library E546