Celebrate 50 Years
Academic Ceremonies

Information for Parents

IPFW's Commencement ceremony is held in the Arena area of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Directions to the Coliseum and other information on the facility can be found on the Coliseum web site.

Check out the information for graduates section of this site for other important information your student needs to know. 

If you need information on where to stay in Fort Wayne, the Holiday Inn by IPFW and the Coliseum is open (contact the Sales Manager at 260 482-3800 for the best rates), or check out other lodging options at Visit Fort Wayne.

What are all those colors? Spot your graduate in the procession based on their college/major using the following list of tassel colors:

  • Business: Drab
  • Consumer and Family Sciences: Maroon
  • Dental Education: Lilac
  • Education: Light Blue
  • Engineering, Technology and Computer Science: Orange
  • General Studies: Gray and White
  • Health Sciences: Kelly Green
  • Humanities: White
  • Labor Studies: Citron
  • Music: Pink
  • Nursing: Apricot
  • Organizational Leadership and Supervision: Red
  • Public Policy: Peacock Blue
  • Sciences: Golden Yellow
  • Theatre: Brown
  • Visual Arts: Brown
2014 Commencement

Wednesday, May 14

4 p.m.

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

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