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Commencement

Bloomington Commencement Feature

Making Plans for Family

Check out our section for out-of-town guests to help your friends and family make plans to attend.

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.

Student Info

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

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.

Undergraduate Recorder

Marcia Kazmierzak
Kirkwood 001
(812) 855-1821
makazmie@indiana.edu

Graduate Recorder for the Doctor of Audiology degree

Mitchell Byler
Kirkwood 201
(812) 855-4871
mbyler@indiana.edu

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

Undergraduate Recorder

Cathy Gilbert
Business 224
(812) 855-2801
catjones@indiana.edu

Undergraduate students may apply on the Kelley Undergraduate website.

Graduate-M.B.A. Academic Advisor

Annie McCarty
Career Graduate 2010
(812) 855-3454
amccarty@indiana.edu

Online applications for traditional M.B.A. candidates are available on the Kelley M.B.A. website.

Graduate-Accounting

Rebecca Gascon
CG 2000
(812) 855-3533
rebpatte@indiana.edu

No applications for graduation required.

Graduate-Information Systems

Rebecca Gascon
CG 2000
(812) 855-3533
rebpatte@indiana.edu

No applications for graduation required.

Graduate-Doctoral

Stephanie Sims
Business 742
(812) 855-3476
stesims@indiana.edu

Graduate-Executive

Libby Andrew
822 W. 11th Street
(812) 856-4872
stesims@indiana.edu

Kelley Direct

Erin Kilbride-Vincent
Business Z4 200, IUPUI
(317) 278-9083
elkilbrid@indiana.edu

School of Education

Undergraduate Recorder

Dorothy Slota
Education 1064
(812) 856-8528
dslota@indiana.edu

Undergraduates may apply for their degree through OneStart>Campus>Schools & Departments>School of Education>Undergraduate Programs>Apply for Degree/Graduation.  Please call (812) 856-8527 with any questions. 

Graduate Recorder

Susie Sloffer
Education 2122
(812) 856-8526
ssloffer@indiana.edu

Graduate applications for graduation are available online. Click Apply for Graduation or phone (812) 856-8504.

School of Informatics and Computing

B.S. in Informatics and B.S. in Computer Science undergraduates are encouraged to apply one year before their planned graduation date. Please see the online degree requirements on the School of Informatics and Computing website. Undergraduate students should apply to graduate through the ONCOURSE, SoIC Services, Apply to Graduate link.

Undergraduate Recorder

Michelle Knight
919 E. 10th St. # 102
(812) 856-1321
mglaze@indiana.edu

Graduate Recorder–Informatics

Linda Hostetter
901 E 10th Street, #233
lhostett@indiana.edu
(812) 856-1802

Informatics master’s degree students should see their Graduate Recorder for instructions on applying for graduation. See name and office number below, office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Graduate Academic Advisor–Computer Science

Sara Monday
Lindley Hall, Room 225C
smmonday@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0408

Director of Graduate Administration–Computer Science

Patty Reyes-Cooksey
Lindley Hall, Room 215
patreyes@indiana.edu
(812) 855-3222

Computer Science Masters 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.

School of Journalism

Journalism undergraduates are encouraged to apply one year before their planned graduation date. Applications to graduate, for undergraduate and graduate students, are available online on the School of Journalism website.

Undergraduate Recorder

Jean Person
Ernie Pyle 200B
jperson@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9248

Graduate Recorder

Joshua Bennett
Ernie Pyle 200
jbennett@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1701

Indiana University Michael Maurer School of Law

Recorder

Alexis Lanham
Law 022
adlanham@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1888

School of Medicine

School of Medicine Student Services

Shirley Braden
Jordan Hall 104
sabraden@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9066

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Undergraduate and Graduate applications are available in Merrill Hall 011, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or on-line on the Jacobs School of Music website.

Undergraduate Recorder

Rachel Benirschke
East Studio Building 120
racecole@indiana.edu
(812) 855-3743

Graduate Recorder

Angie Miller
East Studio Building 120
anmiller@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1738

School of Nursing

School of Nursing Assistant Director of Student Services and Nursing Advisor

Shirley Hughes
Sycamore Hall 437
shihughe@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1736

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

Josie Gingrich
Optometry 307
jmgingri@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4247

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

SPEA undergraduate students complete an online graduation application.  The deadline to apply for May/June/August 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 speaugrd@indiana.edu for questions.

SPEA Undergraduate Recorder

Cindy Buchtman
SPEA 253
cbuchtma@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4502

Applications for the MPA and MSES programs are available in SPEA 253, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Master of Public Affairs/Master of Science in Environmental Science Recorder

Barb Macy
SPEA 253
bmacy@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4375

Ph.D. Recorder (Public Policy/Public Affairs)

Donna Pritchett
SPEA 439
dpritche@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2457

Ph.D. Recorder (Environmental Science)

Rebecca Snedegar
SPEA 443
bsnedega@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0414

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 

Undergraduate Recorder

Barbara Bland
SPH 115
(812) 855-1251
bbland@indiana.edu

Barbara Coble
SPH 115
(812) 856-1299
bcoble@indiana.edu

Graduate Recorder

Debra Szemcsak
SPH 115
(812) 855-1256
dszemcsa@indiana.edu

Applications for graduation are available on the School of Public Health website.

School of Social Work

Social Work Recorder

Jennifer Gerber
1127 Atwater
jelgerbe@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4427

Labor Studies Recorder

Sarah Bailey
Eigenmann 1029
schilder@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9084

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. Applications are available at the University Graduate School graduation application page. Master’s candidates are required to complete an application in order to graduate.

Master’s Recorder

Dana Harden
Kirkwood Hall 114
druddick@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9345

Ph.D. Recorder

Shelly Gerber-Sparks
Kirkwood 111
gerbers@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9345


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