2023 Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 16, at 10 a.m. in Worthen Arena. There is one ceremony that takes place in the Fall 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. Fall Commencement will be livestreamed on this website on the day of the event.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fall Commencement 

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

All Fall 2023 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, October 25 (graduate students)
  • Wednesday, December 11 (undergraduate students)

In order for a student's name to be included in the commencement program book, they must apply no later than November 22, 2023. Any students who apply after this date will not have their name printed in the commencement program book.

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 the Academic Advising Center at 765-285-1161.

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 Wednesday, November 22.

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—Wednesday November 22
  • Ship to Bookstore (pick-up beginning December 5): ordering deadline— Monday, October 30