Undergraduate Ceremony

Get ready for the undergraduate ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10 a.m.

Location: Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus
1001 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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You should arrive: At IU Natatorium by 7:30 a.m. for pictures and lineup.
Student processional begins at 9 a.m.
901 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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What to expect: The ceremony includes the procession of the platform party, the procession and seating of the students, Commencement speakers, and the conferral of degrees. All graduates stand and are recognized together by their school deans, their names are not announced individually, as they number in the thousands.

Know before you go:


  • Graduate arrival time, location: 7:30 a.m., Natatorium Gym. All graduates MUST enter through the Sports Complex Garage.
  • Graduate parking: Sports Complex and Riverwalk Garages. Must enter the Natatorium through the Sports Complex Garage.
  • Drop off is on New York Street, just east of University Blvd., beneath the pedestrian skywalk connecting the Natatorium and Education building.
  • Graduate accessible drop off: Tent at the northeast corner of University Blvd. and New York Street. 
  • There are several road construction projects in and around downtown Indianapolis, so please plan your driving route in advance to avoid possible delays.


You can order formal announcements through Herff Jones to share with all of your family and friends.

Have loved ones who won’t be able to make the trip in person? Let them know that they can visit this site on Commencement Day and celebrate with you virtually.

Procession order & seating

Faculty marshals will lead you in the procession, then direct you to seating. When you enter your row, please sit in the next available chair. At the beginning of the ceremony, all graduates and faculty will rise and remain standing through the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

At the end of Commencement, please remain in your seat. Faculty marshals will direct all graduates to exit by row.


Professional photographs will be taken of each degree candidate at IUPUI Commencement.

You’ll receive detailed instructions and an identification card in the robing area.