First, there’s an important distinction between graduation and Commencement.
You’ve almost completed your degree. It’s time to think about graduation.
Graduation means you’ve completed your degree. You can graduate in December, May, or August. You must apply for graduation so that we can verify you’ve met your degree requirements.
There’s specialized graduation information for students in general studies.
Commencement is a ceremony that IUPUI holds each May to honor new graduates.
All students who have completed or will complete their degree requirements during the current academic year (December, May, and August) can participate in May Commencement. So you can participate in Commencement even if you’re taking summer classes to finish your degree.
The School of Liberal Arts also holds an event for its new graduates.Learn about IUPUI Commencement and school events