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Graduation & Commencement Information

Congratulations!

As you prepare for graduation in May, we are pleased to commend your success as you represent the reason the College exists—to produce graduates who are well-prepared to enter the world of work or to transfer to a four-year college.

We are so excited for you. Thank you for including Ivy Tech Indianapolis in your academic journey!

May 2024 Commencement

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024

Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Time(s):

  • 9:30 a.m. - Nursing Pinning Ceremony (Ivy Tech - Conference Center and Culinary Institute - CCCI)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Commencement Ceremony for all schools

Prepare for Graduation

Everything You Need To Know

    • All students must check their degree audit and confirm they are ready to complete within the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 term, and confirm with an academic advisor or faculty advisor if needed.
    • Apply to graduate for the semester that the degree will complete by April 1, 2024.
    • Check back periodically to this webpage for Commencement and RSVP information for the upcoming Commencement Ceremony and other graduate-related information.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Illinois Fall Creek Center (IFC) - 101/102

    WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

    • Determine your next steps for graduation.
    • Speak with an advisor.
    • Get important information regarding your progress. 

  • Below are items to consider for the upcoming ceremony.

    • All students must check their degree audit and confirm they are ready to complete within the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 term, and confirm with an academic advisor or faculty advisor if needed.
    • Apply to graduate for the semester that the degree will be completed.
    • Click here to view and download a PDF version of the checklist. 

    2024 Ivy Tech Indianapolis - Graduation Checklist

    2024 Indy Graduation Checklist 2

     

  • You must run your degree audit and speak with your advisor to ensure you are on track to graduate. For assistance running your audit, attend a virtual Zoom room open session or email indy-graduation@ivytech.edu

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

    To apply: Log into MyIvy > Tools & Resources > 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.

  • Ivy Tech Indianapolis provides drop-in, informational Zoom rooms for students who have questions about or need assistance with anything regarding graduating.

    Areas/items they can assist you with (but are not limited to) include:

    • Running your degree audit
    • Applying to graduate
    • Answering general graduation questions

    To access the rooms, drop in during scheduled business hours, and a member

    of the team will be with you as soon as possible.

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    Spring 2024

    Timeline: February 6, 2024 - May 3, 2024

    One tap mobile:

    US: +19294362866,,95856100912# or +12678310333,,95856100912#

    Meeting URL:

    https://ivytech.zoom.us/j/95856100912

    Meeting ID: 958 5610 0912

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    Summer 2024

    Timeline: June 11, 2024 - August 1, 2024

    One tap mobile:

    US: +12678310333,,92416263624# or +13017158592,,92416263624#

    Meeting URL:

    https://ivytech.zoom.us/j/92416263624

    Meeting ID: 924 1626 3624

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    For assistance after April 3, 2023

    All questions should be sent the indy-graduation@ivytech.edu

     

  • Cap and gown (also known as regalia) are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.  Cap Decoration Rules

    Click here to order your cap and gown (and optional items such as Gradpacks, rings, announcements, and frames)

    IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

    Ship to the bookstore (You will pick up your cap and gown from the bookstore prior to commencement)

    • March 15, 2024

    Home-ship (Your cap and gown will be shipped to your home address within two (2) weeks, *S/H and tax are not included in the cap and down price.)

    • 1st deadline: April 5, 2024
    • 2nd deadline: April 17, 2024

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    Download the below image as a PDF.

    Herff Jones - Ivy Tech Indianapolis Graduation Packages 2024

  • Each graduate will receive four (4) tickets to give to family members and/or friends who wish to come join the commencement ceremony in person. There will also be a live stream option to view remotely.

    Tickets will be secured through your confirmation of walking through the Marching Order software. You will receive emails with links to RSVP and further information about ticket pick-up locations and times (late April/early May). And, additional information will be posted here soon.

  • Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

  • May 2024 Commencement

    Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024

    Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205

    Time(s):

    • 9:30 a.m. - Nursing Pinning Ceremony (Ivy Tech - Conference Center and Culinary Institute - CCCI)
    • 2:00 p.m. - Commencement Ceremony for ALL schools
  • Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

  • Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

  • Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

  • Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

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

    Transcripts may be requested after end of the term. 

  • Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

  • Did you know some of the resources available to you as an Ivy Tech student don’t stop after graduation? 

    Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

Common Questions

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

Each graduate will receive four (4) tickets to give to family members and/or friends who wish to come join the commencement ceremony in person. There will also be a live stream option to view remotely.

Tickets will be secured through your confirmation of walking through the Marching Order software. You will receive emails with links to RSVP and that will have further information about ticket pick-up locations and times (late April/early May). And, additional information will be posted here soon.

Cap and gown (also known as regalia) are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.  Cap Decoration Rules

Click here to order your cap and gown (and optional items such as Gradpacks, rings, announcements, and frames)

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Ship to the bookstore (You will pick up your cap and gown from the bookstore prior to commencement)

  • March 15, 2024

Home-ship (Your cap and gown will be shipped to your home address within two (2) weeks, *S/H and tax are not included in the cap and down price.)

  • 1st deadline: April 5, 2024
  • 2nd deadline: April 17, 2024

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Download the below image as a PDF.

Herff Jones - Ivy Tech Indianapolis Graduation Packages 2024

Once you receive your regalia, please take it out of the bag and hang it up. Please steam it or iron it in advance of the ceremony, so that you look amazing for Commencement and pictures.

You should arrive in your cap and gown over business casual attire with comfortable shoes (no jeans, shorts, or flip-flops). Be mindful of the temperature as you make your clothing decisions. All clothing, even under the regalia, should be appropriate to the situation.

Please note: There is no place to keep personal belongings during the ceremony!

Decorating your cap is fine as long as it is respectful and not distracting. We suggest that if you choose to do so, keep it basic. 
  • At check-in, you will receive your name card. That card helps us get you lined up for commencement by college and alphabetical order.
  • We process into the Coliseum from the Champions Arena onto the commencement floor.
  • Each row of seating will have a marshal to help guide the graduates and get them seated, then up to the stage at the appropriate time and then back to their seats, then help them recess from the commencement floor.

Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

Do not bring purses, bags, or other items that interfere with your ability to walk across the stage, grab/hold your diploma cover, and shake hands. Items of value should not be brought with you.

We recommend you leave everything in the car except what you absolutely need, as there is no place to lock up valuables and you cannot carry bags or purses onto the commencement floor.

Please bring your cell phone as there will be lots of opportunities for fun selfies throughout the day. We will ask you to leave your phone on your chair when you go up to the stage as you will need two hands to receive your degree cover and shake the Chancellor’s hand.

Yes, for extended periods including up and down ramps. If you need accommodations, contact DSS prior to the day of the ceremony at Indianapolis-dss@ivytech.edu

Handicap-accessible seating is available on the ground level of the Coliseum Arena for guests. See a Coliseum usher upon arrival.

Did you know some of the resources available to you as an Ivy Tech student don’t stop after graduation?

Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

Yes. Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

 

Ample seating is available for guests in the arena who have accessible seating needs.  If you are a graduate and you require specific accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services, Indianapolis-dss@ivytech.edu as soon as possible.  A sign language interpreter, as well as live captioning, will be provided for both events. 

Check back; more information coming in early 2024.

Yes. Check back; more information coming in early 2024.