Before the Celebration

Did you know there is more to graduation than the commencement celebration? Get the whole picture at IUPUC Graduation Resources.

Questions? Contact Us!

For information about IUPUC's Commencement Celebration, please contact:

  • Office of the Vice Chancellor & Dean
    Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
    4601 Central Avenue, CC Room 255
    Columbus, IN  47203-1769
    Phone: 812.348.7226
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2016 IUPUC Commencement Celebration

Graduation from IUPUC marks the culmination of your undergraduate or graduate studies. Congratulations on your effort and academic achievement! Please mark your calendar for these events:

IUPUC 2016 Grad Bash

Join your fellow graduates, alumni, faculty and staff for some food and fun before you don your cap and gown! More details forthcoming by e-mail and U.S. mail. Save the date to attend.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, May 6  |  5 to 7 p.m.
  • LOCATION: to be determined

IUPUC 2016 Commencement Celebration

If you anticipate to graduate in December 2015, May or August 2016 and have applied for graduation, information about the commencement celebration will be sent to you via U.S. mail and your IU e-mail account in mid-February. Look for the large CRIMSON envelope in your U.S. mailbox. You can also download and print the graduation materials "Grad Pack", and submit your Commencement Celebration Participation Form online.  Receipt of Participation Forms are due by March 25. 

  • DATE/TIME:  Saturday, May 7  |  2 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Columbus East High School gymnasium

Caps & Gowns for Grads and Faculty

  • Ceremonial caps and gowns must be worn by all those participating in the celebration  
  • All orders must be placed by Friday, April 1
  • Distribution of apparel will be May 2 - 4 in your division office
Academic Division Room Time
Business CC Room 116 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Business MBA CC Room 173 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Education CC Room 155 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Liberal Arts CC Room 162 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering CC Room 255 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nursing CC Room 250 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Science CC Room 160 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Graduation Photos

  • Pre-register with GradImages and click the "Pre-event Registration" link at the bottom of the page to receive discounts on your graduation photos
  • Early registration will provide GradImages with accurate, up-to-date contact information and ensures quick delivery of your graduation photo proofs
  • You may register your e-mail address and the addresses of up to six friends and family members who may want to view and order prints

IUPUI Commencement Ceremony

IUPUC students participating in the IUPUI Commencement Ceremony at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, May 8 will find the schedule on the IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations web page.