Graduation Deadlines

2022 Graduation Deadlines

Planning to graduate by August or earlier? Plan ahead!

If you will be completing degree requirements between January 1 and August 31, 2022, please be aware of these important deadlines to ensure that your name appears in the commencement program.

By Sunday, February 20:

Certificate, Master’s, Ed.S., and Ed.D. students need to apply through GEMS. Even if you choose not to participate in commencement, you still must apply to graduate before a degree will be conferred.


Ph.D. students need to apply by submitting a Ph.D. Commencement Participation Application eDoc. Your Nomination of Research Committee eDoc must be approved before the University Graduate School will approve your graduation application. If you are also receiving a Certificate, Master’s or Specialist degree in addition to your Doctorate, you must apply separately for that through GEMS. NOTE: When answering the e-doc question “Month of Anticipated Graduation” it is important to indicate the month your degree will be awarded and not the month the ceremony will take place. (i.e., if your degree will be awarded in June 2022 and you will participate in the May 2022 ceremony, you would select June 2022 as the month of anticipated graduation.) Keep in mind that internships and practicums must be complete and graded before degrees can be awarded.

Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3,
9 am–5 pm:

Graduating students are encouraged to attend GradFair to be held in Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union to order apparel. Can’t attend GradFair? Order directly from Herff Jones, IU’s official Commencement supplier. 

By Monday, April 11:

Students may rent their caps and gowns online. The price will increase after April 11.

Faculty may order apparel for this year's Commencement exercises at no charge. The deadline for orders is Monday, April 11. Information can be found on the Bloomington Commencement website.

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