End-of-Year Celebrations

A season of celebration

Before you offically don your cap and gown, you’ll have several opportunities to celebrate your time and accomplishments as a student at IUPUI. Some of these events offer the opportunity for reflection. Others are just plain fun.

You might even improvise and create a few new traditions of your own, according to what’s meaningful to you.

From our end-of-the-year carnival to smaller school and community celebrations, it’s time have some fun and honor the important connections you’ve made before we look to the future together at Carroll Stadium.

Commencement weekend traditions

Once you have your academic regalia in hand on Commencement weekend, get dressed up, grab a friend or family member with photo skills, and strike a pose at some of your favorite campus spots.

A family member holds the arm of a graduate as both pose in front of Wood Fountain for a photo.
View looking up at the Campus Center bell tower with blooming red flowers in the foreground
Four graduates thrown their caps in the air in front of the IUPUI gateway structure on the east side of campus.
An empty pedestrian skywalk leading toward the Campus Center
A group of graduates in commencement gowns sit on the steps of the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument in downtown Indianapolis; one student stands up holding his diploma
View of the downtown Indianapolis canal walk at twilight
A student and his parents pose for a selfie with the IUPUI University Library behind them in the scene.

If there is time, why not squeeze in one more...

...meal with friends in the Campus Center

...stop at the chalkboards in Democracy Plaza

...walk through the skywalks

...trek to the downtown canal walk while the weather is nice

....look through the galleries in Eskanazi Hall

...souvenir from the bookstore, and a coffee from Starbucks or Caribou

Stay informed

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