Graduation: 7 Things to Know

Your student’s graduation is all set to begin on April 28 at 10:00 a.m., and you cannot believe how fast it has come. There is so much to do, and your entire family is busily preparing for this day. The list of things to remember is a mile long, but we have you covered with this list of important things to know about graduation.

1. Graduation Tickets

Tickets cannot be purchased, but your student will receive 6 free tickets for any 6 guests of their choosing.

2. Seating

Students’ families and friends will be seated in the Chapel Auditorium. Additional seating will be available in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center Auditorium where the ceremony will be broadcast in live time.

3. DVDs

WIWU-TV will record the ceremony, including a close-up shot of your student receiving his or her diploma from President David Wright. DVDs will be available for purchase ahead of time at by selecting the Graduation DVD link. DVDs may also be ordered the day of graduation.

4. Finding Your Graduate

When proceeding to the Chapel Auditorium, graduates will line up with their friends, instead of in alphabetical order. If you intend to look for your student in line, plan to communicate with your student, so you will know with whom your student will stand in line.

5. Diplomas

Your student will receive his or her diploma in the mail. Because your student’s home address may be changing, it is important for your student to notify IWU of this at by selecting the Update Your Info link.

6. Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate will take place in the Chapel Auditorium on Friday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to take graduation pictures of your student wearing his or her cap and gown—without the heavy crowds!

7. Moving Out

After graduation, your student will have until 5:00 p.m. to move out of their residence hall. Planning ahead of time will eliminate the stress of moving out.

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