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2022 Commencement photos are available now!

Professional prints and downloads can be purchased here

Also, our staff were on site snapping candid photos. You can check them out here

Were you unable to attend the ceremony? Watch the livestream recording here!

IMPORTANT STEPS TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION:

  Go online to apply to graduate via MyIvy, search "Apply to Graduate"

  RSVP for ceremony.

  Get your cap/gown/tassel. Bookstore sales have ended, but you can wear any black cap and gown, so purchase from another store/online retailer or borrow from a friend. 

  Submit photos and congratulatory messages BEFORE 5/8 to be displayed during the ceremony!

  Tell us about your plans after graduation and provide contact info to stay in touch.

Graduate Checklist &FAQs (printable)

Click here to make sure you've taken all the necessary steps as a graduate


Caps, Gowns, Cords, and Stoles, oh my!


Faculty FAQ's

Click here for all the info you need as a participating faculty member.


Social Media

Please share your photos on social media by using #IvyTechGrad and tag us on Facebook or Instagram using @IvyTechFortWayne. 

STUDENT FAQ’S:
When is rehearsal?
There isn't one. Graduates will line up by school/program. You will be directed by Ivy Tech staff on how to line up, enter the arena, receive your diploma, return to your seat, and exit the arena. Don't worry, we'll guide you each step of the way!

What should I wear?
You should arrive in your cap and gown with comfortable shoes and business casual attire (no jeans, shorts, or flip flops). There is no place to keep personal belongings during the ceremony.

How many guests can I invite?
There is no limit to the number of guests you can bring.*

Is there a lot of standing/walking?
Yes, for extended periods including up and down ramps. If you need accommodations, contact DSS prior to the day of the ceremony at 260-480-4110. Handicap-accessible seating is available on the ground level of the Coliseum Arena for guests. See a Coliseum usher upon arrival.

What about photos?
Personal photos/videos are encouraged. Photography by Laura Pentecost will also take photos of each grad as they cross the stage. These are available for purchase after graduation. There will be also be photo opportunities at the Alumni Reception and around the Coliseum for selfies and informal photos. 

What else do I need to pay for?
There is no admission fee for the ceremony. Parking at the Coliseum is $8. Cap/gown/tassels cost $45.98. Graduation announcements are available for purchase here.

What about Covid-19?
The college continues to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic and respond accordingly. The Memorial Coliseum is a county facility and will follow Allen County requirements regarding masking, social distancing, food service, etc. Our ceremony will also follow College policies as determined by campus leadership. As of 3/16/22, masks and social distancing are not required in the Coliseum. If this should change, an email will be sent to all graduates and it will be posted on this page. A final decision regarding masking will be made 5/10. Masks are still welcome and encouraged. N-95 masks are available to students, at no cost, at the Coliseum Campus and Warsaw info desks. If you have additional concerns related to Covid-19, reach out to DSS prior to the day of the ceremony at 260-480-4110. Employees see your supervisor with concerns. 


DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY THE AFTER PARTY!

Alumni Reception*

at the Coliseum, immediately following the ceremony
Join us for refreshments, dancing, freebies, and time to celebrate YOU.
Guests are welcome. No cost to attend.

Thank you to the Alumni Reception sponsors:

Green Level

White Level

Gray Level
Lutheran Life Villages
Meridian Health Services
Miller's Health System
Premier Hospice
WGU

 

 

 

 

 

 

*may be impacted by Covid-19 restrictions