Academic Ceremonies

Congratulations. You did it!

IPFW's next Commencement Ceremony will be held:


Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4 p.m.
in the Arena of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Students who have completed requirements for graduation in December 2015 or plan to do so in May 2016 or summer 2016 are eligible to participate. Instructions for participation will be sent to eligible students via their official IPFW student email addresses early in the spring semester.

Our ceremony is held in the Arena of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The student and faculty processional will begin at 4 p.m. Detailed instructions concerning the ceremony will be given to you after you purchase your cap and gown. Your guests do not need tickets, and the number of guests you may invite is not limited. The ceremony should end around 6:30.

Diplomas will be distributed to May graduates immediately following the ceremony.

All students eligible to participate in the ceremony are asked to complete the Commencement Participation RSVP.

Celebrate with the Class of 2016!

A Graduation Celebration for the members of the 2016 graduating class, their guests, and the university community will be held in Expo III immediately following the Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, at the Coliseum.

Complimentary punch and snacks will be provided. A cash bar and concessions will also be available. No tickets or RSVP are necessary for this celebration. Doors to the celebration will be opened at the conclusion of the Commencement ceremony.