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.

Multicultural Student Ceremony

Join us for an evening of celebration and recognition at the Multicultural Student Ceremony on April 29th. This event honors the diversity and achievements of our multicultural student community.

Everyone is welcome to join us to highlight the contributions and successes of our multicultural graduates.


  • Seating opens at 5:15 p.m.
  • The Processional begins at approximately 5:45 p.m.
  • The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

You’re invited to a reception in the Commons immediately following the ceremony. This will be an opportunity to mingle, share stories, and enjoy refreshments as we continue to celebrate diversity and unity.

If you are a graduate, please check your email for additional details.

IU Southeast Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation is a prestigious ceremony held to celebrate academic excellence and outstanding achievements.

Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate our fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024 graduates who have earned Honor Cords and / or Outstanding Student Awards.


  • Seating opens at 4:30 p.m.
  • Processional and ceremony begin at 5 p.m.
  • Reception to follow

Graduates being honored at this event will receive an email invitation.

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.

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.

Master's Level Hooding Ceremony

Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate our Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 Master’s Level Graduates.

The Master’s Level Hooding Ceremony is a distinguished academic event where graduates are formally recognized for their academic achievements.


  • Seating opens at 6:30 p.m.
  • Processional and ceremony begin at 7 p.m.
  • Reception to follow.

Graduates being honored at this event will receive an email invitation.

Additional Events

School of Business Honors Program

Monday, April 22, 2024
4:30 p.m.

School of Education Honors Program

Thursday, April 25, 2024
4:30 p.m.

School of Arts & Letters Honors Program

Saturday, April 27, 2024
2 p.m.
Paul W. Ogle Center, Lobby

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Monday, April 29, 2024
4:45 p.m.

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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