Graduate Information

The initial ordering deadline for commencement regalia will remain April 15, and can be ordered online through Herff Jones. Your order will be shipped to your home address. For students who have already ordered regalia, those orders can be shipped to your home by providing your order information.

Students are welcome to hold onto their cap and gown until a new commencement date is set. For students who do not order by April 15, there will be an additional ordering window set once a new commencement date is selected.

For specific regalia and graduation product questions, you may reach out to Patrick Cavazos with Herff Jones, pcavazos@herffjones.com.

During Commencement

Graduates assemble at 5:30 p.m.

Graduates assemble at 5:30 p.m. in the Harold Workman North Wing Lobby - in full regalia. Gather where you see the free standing backdrops with your school’s (School of Business, School of Education, School of Nursing, etc.) name across the top. Master of Interdisciplinary Studies students gather with the School of Social Sciences. General Studies and Safety Management students gather with the School of Arts and Letters. Once assembled in your school's area, get your name card from the staff marshal. All graduates need a name card to hand to the announcer as they ascend to the stage.

The Office of the Registrar maintains an information and service table inside the main doors of the lobby during the assembly period. Here you can pick up honor cords not picked up at the Honors convocation, get help properly fitting your regalia (we maintain a supply of bobby- and safety pins), and make general inquiries about how the ceremony will proceed.

Similarly, the IU Southeast Bookstore maintains a booth at the venue, with IU-branded graduation accessories available for purchase; but where you may also pick-up late ordered regalia, if you have made prior arrangements with the bookstore management to do so.

Procession into the main hall begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. Do NOT leave any items in the robing rooms. The University is not responsible for any items left behind.

Depending on the number of graduates crossing the stage, the ceremony will be 2 - 3 hours long. Out of respect to others, and to maintain the integrity and decorum of this auspicious occasion, we ask that all participating graduates and faculty stay for the entire ceremony.