Spring 2022 Commencement

Congratulations! You did it! Your Indiana University degree will take you places you never dreamed. If you plan on participating in Commencement, here is some information you need to know.

When and Where:

Spring 2022 Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the IU Kokomo Pavilion. This outdoor ceremony recognizes December 2021, May 2022, August 2022 graduates. In the event of inclement weather the ceremony will still take place if it is raining, only if there is lightning or the weather worsens will the ceremony be postponed. Watch your text messages, the IU Kokomo website, and your IU email for updates on Commencement day!

When should I arrive?

Graduates should arrive on campus no later than 8 a.m., unless the ceremony is postponed due to weather.

How long will it last?

The ceremony lasts about 90 minutes.

What about photos?

During the ceremony, you will receive congratulations from IU Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke, and a professional photographer will capture this important moment. You will be contacted via email regarding a proof of the photo and how to order.

What do my guests need to know?

Free parking is available onsite. Campus police and Emergency Management Agency will assist with parking for anyone in need.

No tickets are needed for Commencement, as seating is general admission. Accessible seating is available. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10 a.m., unless postponed due to weather.

The Commencement ceremony can be viewed via live streaming. Visit on the morning of May 11 to view the ceremony online.

Cap and Gown Orders

To experience the full pomp and circumstance, you are required to order your cap and gown from IU’s approved Commencement outfitter Herff Jones. The alumni office will host a Grad Fair from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 13, in Alumni Hall. You’ll be able to place your order there, or anytime online at To take advantage of priority pricing, please place your order by April 15. The final date to order regalia is April 22. Acceptable payment methods are debit/credit cards or cash.

After the ceremony, you may keep the tassel, stole of gratitude, and cap. The gown needs to be returned (plus hoods for master’s graduates) to Herff Jones. To make it simple, there will be instructions and a prepaid shipping label for your return included with your order.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • April 13: 1 to 5 p.m., Grad Fair
  • May 4: 5:30 p.m. School of Education Recognition Ceremony, Kresge Auditorium
  • May 5: 4:30 p.m., Radiologic Sciences Recognition Ceremony, Kresge Auditorium
  • May 5: 6:00 p.m., Nursing Recognition Ceremony, Havens Auditorium
  • May 6: 10:30 a.m., School of Business Recognition Ceremony, Kresge Auditorium
  • May 6: 5:30 p.m., Commencement briefing and Senior Salute, Alumni Hall
  • May 9: 4 p.m., Master’s Hooding Ceremony, Kresge Auditorium
  • May 9: 6 p.m., Honors Convocation, Havens Auditorium
  • May 11: 10 a.m. Commencement, IU Kokomo Pavilion
  • May 11: Post-Commencement reception, Alumni Hall, immediately following ceremony

Let's get social!

Watch social media #IUKGrad22 and this webpage for the latest information on Commencement. Visit the IU Alumni Association Kokomo Region on Facebook at /IUKAA, Twitter @IUKAA, Instagram @iukalumni, LinkedIn Attend alumni events, mentor current students, serve on the IUAA Kokomo Region board of directors, and so much more as an active alum!

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IU Proud is the IUAA’s no-cost member program. Designed for those who have graduated in the last decade, this program provides support to members who are navigating life after college.

Being IU Proud gives you access to our global network of nearly 750,000 graduates, plus a number of core services, including:

  • An IU alumni email account
  • Career networking and mentoring opportunities
  • A digital subscription to the Indiana University Alumni Magazine
  • Lifelong learning programs

Recognition as IU Proud lasts for one year. When the year is up, we’ll send a reminder about updating or verifying your info.

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