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
- Kelley School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Informatics and Computing
- School of Journalism
- Michael Maurer School of Law
- School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)
- School of Medicine
- Jacobs School of Music
- School of Nursing
- School of Optometry
- School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
- School of Public Health (formerly School of Heath, Physical Education, and Recreation-HPER)
- 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.
Graduate Recorder for the Doctor of Audiology degree
Candidates for all other graduate degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must contact the University Graduate School.
Kelley School of Business
Undergraduate students may apply on the Kelley Undergraduate website.
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.
No applications for graduation required.
No applications for graduation required.
Kelley Direct Recorder
1275 E. 10th St., Suite 3100
School of Education
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 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 ONCOURSE, SoIC Services, Apply to Graduate link.
919 E. 10th St. # 102
901 E 10th Street, #233
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
Lindley Hall, Room 225C
Director of Graduate Administration–Computer Science
Lindley Hall, Room 215
Computer Science Masters degree students: Please apply in the Computer Science Graduate Office. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 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.
Ernie Pyle 200B
Graduate Records Services
Ernie Pyle 200
Maurer School of Law
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)
Applications are available online at the SLIS website.
School of Medicine
School of Medicine Student Services
Jordan Hall 104
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.
Merrill Hall 011
Merrill Hall 011
School of Nursing
School of Nursing Assistant Director of Student Services and Nursing Advisor
Sycamore Hall 401
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/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 email@example.com for questions.
SPEA Undergraduate Recorder
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
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 (formerly Health, Physical Education, and Recreation-HPER)
Applications for graduation are available on the School of Public Health website.
School of Social Work
Social Work Recorder
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. Applications are available at the University Graduate School graduation application page. Master’s candidates are required to complete an application in order to graduate.
Kirkwood Hall 114