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Commencement 2016

Countdown to Commencement: 10 Days

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1 p.m.

The Kokomo Event and Conference Center
1500 North Reed Road (IN 931 N)
Kokomo, IN 46901

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Cap and Gown Information

You may place your order during Grad Fair, February 24, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Kelley Student Center. You may order online through March 21 to take advantage of early-order pricing. All orders must be received by March 28. If you cannot make it to Grad Fair, please go to the Herff Jones website.

Pick up your cap and gown April 25-28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the IU Kokomo Bookstore. If you are unable to pick up during these times, please email alumni@iuk.edu.

Pre-Commencement Activities

February 24
  • Grad Fair: noon-6 p.m., Kelley Student Center
April 25-29
  • Cap and Gown Distribution: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Kelley Student Center
May 5
  • Allied Health Recognition Ceremony: 4:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
  • Nurses’ Recognition Ceremony: 6:30 p.m., Havens Auditorium
May 6
  • Commencement Rehearsal: 5:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
  • Senior Salute!: 6 p.m., Alumni Hall

What is the Senior Salute?

CONGRATS! You did it! Let’s celebrate at the Senior Salute!

All graduating seniors and their families are invited to a special celebration in Alumni Hall after Commencement Rehearsal.

Join us for FREE food, music, photos and a chance to relax with your family and peers. Please RSVP by Monday, May 2 by emailing alumni@iuk.edu.

May 9
  • Master's Hooding Ceremony: 4 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
  • Honors Convocation: 6 p.m., Havens Auditorium

Commencement Day Activities

May 10 Commencement Ceremony
  • Assemblage of Candidates: 11:30 a.m., various rooms of Kokomo Event and Conference Center
  • Ceremony: 1 p.m., main hall of Kokomo Event and Conference Center
  • Post-ceremony, Reception: Alumni Hall on the IU Kokomo campus

Graduates may wear their gown to campus for photos, etc. and return them at the bookstore.

Graduation Photo

During the ceremony, you will receive congratulations from IU Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke. A professional photographer will capture this important moment in a photo. The photographer will contact you about obtaining a proof of the photo and ordering information a few weeks after Commencement.


The Office of the Registrar will notify you when your diploma will be available. August graduates will not receive their diplomas until all academic requirements have been completed.

IU Diploma Frames

Display your diploma with pride in a walnut frame with a crimson matte and the IU seal embossed in gold. Frames are available to purchase online at iuk.bncollege.com or in the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the IU Kokomo campus.

Last updated: 04/25/2016