Events & Activities

Attend GradFair

At the GradFair you’ll be able to:

  • Order your cap and gown after a fitting
  • Have your graduation portrait taken*
  • Join the IU Alumni Association to become IU Proud
  • Explore graduate program options
  • Get career-ready with resume and job interview advice
  • Eat free snacks and enter giveaways

*A cap and gown will be provided for the graduation photograph.

IU Southeast Honors Convocation

IU Southeast celebrates outstanding academic performance by presenting honors cords. Deans of schools and divisions will contact candidates who are eligible to be recognized at this prestigious event.

To qualify for an honor cord, students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) within the ranges listed below for undergraduate degrees. Eligibility is determined by the GPA earned after the close of the fall semester.

Download the 2023 Honors Convocation Program

Highest Distinction (red and white cords): 3.95 GPA or higher

High Distinction (white cord): 3.80–3.94 GPA

Distinction (red cord): 3.6–3.79 GPA

If you feel that you earned an honors cord but haven’t received an invitation to the event by April 15, please contact your school or division.

6 p.m.–6:45 p.m.—Students and participating faculty check in and assemble near Stem Concert Hall. Family members and friends can take a seat in the audience.

6:45 p.m.–7 p.m.—Procession begins and students will be seated on stage. Faculty will take seats reserved in the audience.

7 p.m.–8 p.m.—Ceremony, speeches, recognition of honorees, distribution of cords and certificates.

8 p.m.–8:30 p.m.—Reception in the Ogle Center lobby, where light refreshments and photo opportunities will be available.

The wearing of an honor cord during Commencement does not automatically guarantee the awarding of degree honors. Degree honors are calculated once all the degrees for a graduating class are posted and are determined by other factors.

An incredibly detailed light-up graduation cap with LEGO Marvel Avengers figures
Two young women in graduation attire take a selfie together
A row of IU Commencement teddy bears in different colors

Questions? Our Commencement team can help!

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