Family & Guests

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Commencement Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Time: Procession at 9:45 a.m., Ceremony at 10 a.m.

Location: IU Kokomo Campus Pavilion Lot
2300 S. Washington St.
Kokomo, IN  46902

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Venue and parking

Commencement will be held at 2300 S Washington St. in the Campus Pavilion Lot with a procession beginning at 9:40 a.m. Gates will open at 8 a.m.

Parking the day of Commencement will be available near the Student Activities and Event Center. Use the link below to locate the venue and parking to help you plan your visit.

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Graduation Photos

Photographs may be taken during the ceremony, but you may be restricted from certain areas. We contract with 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

All student and guest seating at the ceremony is ADA accessible.

Our Accessible Educational Services staff provide services to graduates who need accommodations. Please let us know three weeks before the ceremony if you need accommodations by contacting Shelly Eisaman at 765-455-9301 or If you have family that will require accommodations, please contact the Commencement Office at 765-455-9449 or email us at

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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