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Friday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m.
at the Steel Yard (Home of the Gary SouthShore Railcats)
One Stadium Plaza (5th & Broadway), Gary, IN 46402
All graduating students must apply for graduation, even if you do not plan to attend commencement.
Students graduating in Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 should apply for graduation.
If you are not able to apply for graduation, please contact your advisor for assistance.
All students who have applied to graduate must RSVP as to whether or not they will attend Commencement ceremonies. Please RSVP even if you do not plan to attend. You can RSVP by completing a brief survey HERE .
Order Regalia (see Cap & Gown section below)
Come To The Steel Yard And Celebrate! (See "Day of Ceremony" section below)
Faculty Rental Regalia
All participants are required to wear a black graduation cap and gown. It must fit and be zipped prior to the Commencement ceremony beginning.
No walk-ins will be permitted at Commencement. All students planning to attend Commencement must have applied to graduate and RSVP'd for the ceremony. Please see the links above on how to apply to graduate and RSVP.
THIS IS AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY. Please note that unless weather conditions are extreme (lightning, etc.), the ceremony will go on as planned. We will have rain ponchos for the graduates in case of rain, but we strongly advise that if rain seems imminent, guests should bring rain gear (poncho/raincoat/umbrella) and that graduates should avoid wearing open-toed footwear, as they will be walking on the field.
Guests will not require a ticket to attend graduation. Seating is General Admission and is first-come, first-served.
The ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IvyTechLakeCounty or @IvyTechLakeCounty. Please note that due to copyright issues, there will be no audio during the playing of the National Anthem but audio will resume when the anthem is finished.
Cooley's Video will be taking professional photographs before, during and after the ceremony. Photos will be available for purchase several days after Commencement.
A link to an electronic copy of our Commencement program will be provided here in the days preceding Commencement.
Separate ADA parking will be available. There also will be a designated drop-off ADA area.
Contact the Lake County Registrar with questions about your graduation application, diploma, or any other related questions about the completion of your associate degree or certificate.
If you need assistance outside of regular business hours, you may be able to receive from the Ivy Line team provided to the right.
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