2023 Summer Commencement

Summer Commencement will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 10 a.m. in Worthen Arena. There is one ceremony that takes place in the Summer that recognizes all graduates together. Worthen Arena will open at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.

The ceremony is not ticketed, so graduates are welcome to invite as many guests as they would like.

Graduates should enter at Lower Level Gate 1 and be in their seat by 9:45 a.m. Graduates and guests are expected to adhere to the etiquette and protocols guidelines. Summer Commencement will be livestreamed on this website on the day of the event.

Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Commencement 

To help prepare for this momentous occasion please see our list of frequently asked questions

All Summer 2022 graduates must complete the following three steps:

Step 1: Apply to Graduate

Complete the official graduation application by the appropriate deadline. The deadlines to apply for graduation were:

  • Wednesday, May 24 (graduate students)
  • Monday, June 26 (undergraduate students)

If you are a graduate student who missed the application deadline, please contact the Graduate School at 765-285-1291. If you are an undergraduate student who missed the application deadline, please contact Upper Division Advising at 765-285-5490.

Apply to Graduate

Step 2: Register for Commencement

Complete the Commencement registration form to let us know your plan to attend Commencement. The deadline to submit this form is Monday, June 26.

Register for Commencement

Step 3: Order Your Cap and Gown

Order your cap and gown online. You will be given two shipping options. 

  • Ship to Home (additional shipping and handling fee): ordering deadline—Friday, June 23
  • Ship to Bookstore (pick-up beginning July 19): ordering deadline— Friday, June 16