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Student Commencement Information


Undergraduates, please regularly check your emails for information from the Office of Registration and Records, and the Office of the Provost, regarding your specific ceremony. Graduate Students, please check your email for information from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. 

Doors to Hulman Center will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023, for the Graduate ceremony (this includes all Doctoral, Master's, and EdS degree candidates), and at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, December 16 for the Undergraduate ceremony.  The undergraduate ceremony will include all College of Arts & Sciences, Scott College of Business, Bayh College of Education, College of Health & Human Services, and Bailey College of Engineering and Technology bachelor's degree candidates and will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

You will enter through the street-level North doors (not the ramp) located at Eagle Street. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled ceremony time to allow for the check-in process.

You will need to bring the following:

  • Regalia (cap/gown/honors stole/etc.)* 

*Students earning Latin graduation honors will be notified with details on picking up their stoles.  We will have your stole at check-in if you have not picked it up prior to commencement day.

Leave all personal belongings in your vehicle or with your guests. There will be no place to store your personal items. 

Once checked in, you will be escorted directly to the floor of the Hulman Center. Students are required to remain for the duration of the ceremony. Diploma covers will be placed on your seat. You are welcome to take it with you when your name is called as professional photographers will be snapping photos of your walk across the stage. 

You will receive your commencement reader card (name card) at check-in. Readers will be available to ensure the proper pronunciation of your name. Keep your name card with you at all times! Once your row is requested to rise and be directed to the stage, you will hand your name card to the first Marshall. There will be an "X" at the top of the stairs of the stage where you will stand until your name is called. This allows for a continuous flow during the reading of candidate names.

Additional information regarding the delivery of your official transcript/diploma will be sent via email after degrees have been awarded, generally within 2 weeks of the close of the term.

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Caps, Gowns, and Other Graduation Accessories

Caps and gowns can be ordered online from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Invitations and other accessories may also be ordered through the bookstore. They can be reached at (812) 232-2665 for questions.

Candidates for Degrees

Undergraduate degree questions may be directed to the Office of the Registrar, (812) 237-2020, or

Graduate degree questions may be directed to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at (812) 237-3089. 

Applying to Graduate

If you have earned 75 hours toward a baccalaureate degree you are eligible to apply for graduation.

To apply, sign in to your MyISU account and select the Student Self-Service Badge. Select the "Apply for Graduation - Undergraduate Students" link, then select your graduation term and indicate whether or not you plan to attend commencement.

You can also use this page to update to a later graduation date if necessary.

Please email to indicate your interest in walking in the December 2023 commencement ceremony. As the Fall 2023 semester approaches, we will communicate more details regarding that ceremony. December 2023 commencement is currently scheduled for Saturday, December 16.

If your major(s)/minor(s) are incorrect, or if you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.