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Commencement 2017

Countdown to Commencement

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1 p.m.

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

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Can't make it to Commencement? Watch the live webcast!

Commencement will be live streamed so that anyone can watch from anywhere. The live webcast will begin streaming when the ceremony begins at 1 p.m on Tuesday, May 9 and can be viewed from the IU Kokomo website at the following address:

Cap and Gown Information

You may place your order during Grad Fair, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. You may order online through March 20 to take advantage of early-order pricing. All orders must be received by March 27. If you cannot make it to Grad Fair, please go to the

Pick up your cap and gown April 24-25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the IU Kokomo Bookstore. If you are unable to pick up during these times, please email

Pre-Commencement Activities

March 7
  • Grad Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Alumni Hall
April 24-25
  • Cap and Gown Distribution: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookstore
May 3

School of Education Recognition Ceremony: 6 p.m.-7:30p.m., Kresge Auditorium

May 4
  • Allied Health Recognition Ceremony: 4:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
  • Nurses’ Recognition Ceremony: 6:30 p.m., Havens Auditorium
May 5
  • 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 1, by emailing

May 8
  • Master's Hooding Ceremony: 4 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
  • Honors Convocation: 6 p.m., Havens Auditorium

Commencement Day Activities

May 9 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 or in the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the IU Kokomo campus.

Last updated: 04/20/2017