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Graduation Information

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".

RSVP for the Ceremony
Let us know you're coming by filling out a quick form

Order Caps, Gowns, and Tassels
Student are required to wear a black cap and gown. You can order your Ivy Tech-branded gear from the bookstore.

Submit Photos & Messages
Graduates and their families can submit congratulatory messages and photos that will be shown during the ceremony. 

Graduation Details

  • When:

    Friday, May 12, 2023

    7:00 p.m.


    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

    4000 Parnell Ave.

    Fort Wayne, IN 46805

  • 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.
  • 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


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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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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 black cap and gown with comfortable shoes and business casual attire (no jeans, shorts, or flip flops). Plan to give your personal belongings to your guest, there is no place to store them 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.