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2023 commencement

Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Apply to Graduate
Go online to MyIvy and search "Apply to Graduate".

Order Caps, Gowns, and Tassels
You can order your Ivy Tech-branded gear from the bookstore.

Graduation Details

  • Graduation checklist

    1. Apply for Graduation via MyIvy. Search "Apply to Graduate".
    2. RSVP for the ceremony.
    3. Order your cap, gown, and tassels.
    4. Submit photos and congratulatory messages.
    5. Tell us about your plans after graduation and keep in touch.
  • the big day

    When:

    Friday, May 12, 2023

    7 p.m.

    Where:

    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

    4000 Parnell Ave.

    Fort Wayne, IN 46805

  • Parking at the Memorial Coliseum

    There are over 5,500 available parking spaces outside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Parking does cost extra, and you can see rates below. Cash, debit, and credit cards are all accepted.

    Entry Costs

    Cars, Vans, Pick-Up Trucks, Motorcycles       $8.00

    Preferred Parking (Separate Lot)                    $12.00

    Directions

    Visit the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Website for detailed directions and maps.

  • Buy Your Graduation Photos

    Photography by Laura Pentecost will be taking photos of each grad as they cross the stage. They'll be available for purchase after graduation.*

    Personal photos and videos are encouraged. There will be several photo opportunities at the Alumni Reception and around the Coliseum.

    *2022 Commencement photos can be found here.

  • Don't Miss Out on the Alumni Reception!

    Join us for refreshments, dancing, freebies, and time to celebrate YOU immediately after the ceremony at the Coliseum. Guests are welcome, and there's no cost to attend.

Common Questions

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!

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.

Don't panic. You can still participate in graduation by borrowing a plain black cap and gown from someone you know, or you can buy them at a different store.

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.

There is no limit to the number of guests you can bring.

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.