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To view your School's virtual commencement ceremony, click on the icon below for your School. All videos are uploaded on YouTube and you are able to share them with friends and family. For more information, scroll to the menu section. You can also now download your School's commencement program too. 
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Additional ways to celebrate


Even though we have to modify how we celebrate our Spring and Summer 2021 graduates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivy Tech Central Indiana has put together a creative two-part way to incorporate an in-person opportunity (Grad Walk) as well as a formal virtual ceremony for this year's event. 

  • Grad Walk (optional): Informal in-person event to hear your name called, walk across the stage and pick-up your diploma cover. Event will be filmed for the virtual ceremony. 
  • Virtual Ceremony: Will feature all the traditional components of the ceremony such as messages from deans and local administration, student photos and videos, Grad Walk footage and more. 

Important Dates

  • June 1 (on/after): Virtual ceremonies and programs available
  • June 8 - July 29: Virtual Graduation Assistance opens (available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Graduation vs. Commencement Explained

  • Graduation is when a student completes all requirements of their degree and is awarded a credential. 
  • Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates graduation. 

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Apply to graduate

Each student entering their final semester must apply to graduate in MyIvy. Also, submitting your application will ensure your name is included for the virtual ceremony.

To apply: Log into MyIvy > Click Student > Advising > Apply to Graduate

Follow the instructions on the screen to select your curriculum, name to appear on the diploma, mailing address and whether you will be attending the commencement ceremony.

Cap and gown order

If you wish to purchase a cap and gown, you may do so at the Ivy Tech Bookstore. Deadlines for the December 2021 ceremony will be posted during the Fall 2021 semester. 


2535 N. Capitol Ave. 
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 921-4793
Email: sm8310@bncollege.com

Hours of operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Fairbanks Center for Health Professionals
9301 E 59th Street
Lawrence, IN 46216
Phone: (317) 921-4693
Email: sm8321@bncollege.com

Hours of operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ceremony Schedule and Timeline

We will send you an email and post on IvyTech.edu/IndyGraduation when your School's ceremony is ready for you to watch! To ensure your name is included, you must apply to graduate by that semester's deadline. 


Keep track of important milestones by downloading your Graduation Checklist.

Grad Walk Events

Students that RSVP'd by the April 3 deadline were able to participate in our May "Grad Walk" event and filmed for the virtual ceremony. This was an informal event held at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum for Spring/Summer 2021 grads earning a technical certificate or degree to hear their name called, walk across the stage and pick up their diploma cover. 

Diploma Timelines

Graduates will receive your diploma in the mail approximately 8 to 12 weeks after the end of the term.

Important Dates and Timelines

  • June 1 (on or after): Virtual ceremonies available
  • June 8 - July 29 (Tuesdays and Thursdays): Virtual Graduation Zoom Assistance  from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Live Assistance

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ivy Tech Central Indiana offers Virtual Graduation Assistance throughout each semester. 

Order Regalia

When regalia order information is available for the December 2021 ceremony, it will be posted here. 

Important note if you placed an order through Herff Jones: 

On May 10, 2021, Ivy Tech Community College learned that some students have identified unauthorized credit card and banking activity associated with payment methods used through the Herff Jones website, a national supplier of graduation caps, gowns, and other regalia. Our investigation confirms that this event does not involve any Ivy Tech systems.

Ivy Tech encourages students who have made purchases with Herff Jones to closely monitor payment methods used in those purchases for unauthorized activity. If you identify or suspect any unauthorized activity, please report it to your financial institution immediately. We understand that Herff Jones will be contacting impacted students soon.

This data breach is exclusive to Herff Jones and does not affect Ivy Tech student data. We are monitoring this event closely and will provide updates to our students as necessary.

Program Downloads

The Spring/Summer 2021 Commencement Programs are now available to download. Your name will appear in the following order: First name, middle name or initial, and last name. Your name must conform to the official name on record. If you want your name officially changed in our records, you must do so at the Office of the Registrar.

2020 Programs (available by School)

Prior to 2020

Run Degree Audit

You must run your degree audit and speak with your advisor to ensure you are on track to graduate. 

RSVP for Events

Future RSVP information for December 2021 festivities will be posted in the Fall 2021 semester. 

Virtual Grad Fair

At the Virtual Grad Fair, you can receive assistance running your degree audit to ensure you're on track, apply to graduate and much more. Check back in the Fall for Grad Fair dates and times. 

Social Media

Share your photos and stories on social media using #IvyTechGrad

Submit Photos or Videos for Commencement Video

We would love to incorporate your photos and videos in your School's virtual commencement ceremony! The deadline has closed to submit for the Spring/Summer 2021 videos, but information for the December ceremony will be available in the Fall 2021 semester. 

Questions and Contacts