Family & Guests

A family wearing IU East t-shirts pose for a photo with their graduate
Three female graduates pose for a selfie

Commencement Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Time: Processional at approx. 9:45 a.m., Ceremony at 10 a.m.

Location: Whitewater Hall parking lot (outdoors)
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374

Venue and parking

Parking areas will be marked with directional signage as you enter the campus from the front Chester Boulevard entrance or via Cart Road Please follow officers’ directions and signage.

See personnel for ADA parking.

Overflow parking will be directed by Campus Police.
Note: Parking will be limited, so please plan to carpool if possible.

Handicap parking is available at the Student Events Center.

Use the link below to locate the venue and parking to 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 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

Our trained Commencement organizers provide services to graduates and guests who need accommodations. Please let us know two to three weeks before the ceremony if you need accommodations by contacting Terry Wiesehan at 765-973-8221 or

An ASL interpreter will be provided. Accessible seating is limited to the designated areas and space is limited, so there will be no reserved seating.

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.

Browse mementos
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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