Family & Guests

A proud family takes a picture with a female graduate. The man is loaded with Commencement gifts and he and the little boy also pictured are wearing summer suits.
A young man in suit and tie picks up a laughing female graduate as their family takes pictures

Commencement Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 6, 2024

Time: Processional at 9:30* a.m., Ceremony at 10 a.m.
*The processional start time is approximate.

Location: The Caesars Foundation of Floyd County Amphitheater
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Venue and parking

Commencement will be held at the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County Amphitheater behind the Ogle Center. The procession begins at 9:30* a.m., and the Commencement ceremony follows at 10 a.m. *Note: The processional start time is approximate.

The closest parking for Commencement day will be in lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Please note that lots 3, 4, and 5 are closest to the Ogle Center.

The campus map will help you identify the buildings and parking lots.

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Graduation photos

Photographs may be taken during the ceremony, but you may be restricted from certain areas. We contract a photographer to capture graduates in their caps and gowns holding their diploma covers as they step away from the stage. Proofs and order forms will be mailed after graduation, or you can preorder.

Preorder photos

Accessibility Information

Our trained Commencement organizers provide services to graduates and guests who need accommodations. IU Southeast will also have an ALS interpreter at the ceremony, and closed captioning will be provided both on the screens and live streams.

Please contact Matt Springer at or (812) 941-2243 three weeks prior to the ceremony if you or a loved one will need accommodations.

Celebrate your Graduate

A joyful graduate at Commencement

Capture the moment

Preorder digital or printed professional photos taken by GradImages during the procession lineup.

Preorder photos
Hands cradling an IU diploma

Make it official

Order personalized announcements, a class ring, or diploma frame through Herff Jones.

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A bundle of red roses

Give a bouquet

Order from IU’s exclusive Commencement vendor to have flowers ready for pick up at the ceremony.

Order flowers

Questions? Our Commencement team can help!

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