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The Ivy Tech Indianapolis Service Area commencement for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 graduates will take place in May 2022

Important steps to graduate

  • All students must check their degree audit and confirm they are ready to complete within the Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 term, confirm with academic advisor or faculty advisor, if needed.
  • Apply to graduate for the semester that the degree will complete
  • Check back periodically to this webpage for Commencement and RSVP information for the upcoming Commencement Ceremony and other graduate related information.

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.

Assistance Zoom Room

Assistance will be available this Fall via our drop-in Zoom room. Pop in (via Zoom or dial-in) anytime during the times mentioned below.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 21 - December 14
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Zoom Room: ivytech.zoom.us/j/99296591256
  • Dial-in: (929) 436-2866
  • Meeting ID: 992 9659 1256

For questions or issues, contact indy-graduation@ivytech.edu

 

Cap and gown order

If you wish to purchase a cap and gown, you may do so at the Ivy Tech Bookstore. Information for the Spring 2022 ceremony will be available at a later date. 

Indianapolis

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.

Lawrence

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

Please check back - ceremony information will be posted at a later date. Don't forget that you must apply to graduate

Checklist

 

Below are items to consider for the upcoming ceremony. A printable checklist will be available at a later date. 

  • All students must check their degree audit and confirm they are ready to complete within the Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 term, confirm with academic advisor or faculty advisor, if needed
  • Apply to graduate for the semester that the degree will complete
  • Check back periodically to this webpage for Commencement and RSVP information for the upcoming Commencement Ceremony and other graduate related information

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

  • All students must check their degree audit and confirm they are ready to complete within the Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 term, confirm with academic advisor or faculty advisor, if needed
  • Apply to graduate for the semester that the degree will complete
  • Check back periodically to this webpage for Commencement and RSVP information for the upcoming Commencement Ceremony and other graduate related information

Live Assistance

As we get closer to the event, Ivy Tech Indianapolis will host open drop-in Zoom rooms for assistance at  link.ivytech.edu/IndyGradHelp. Details and event dates coming soon. 

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 Spring 2022 festivities will be posted soon. 

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 Spring 2022 for Grad Fair dates and times. 

Social Media

Share your photos and stories on social media using #IvyTechGrad

Questions and Contacts

COMMENCEMENT VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE!

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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