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Science students at 2017 graduation commencement

Graduation and Commencement

Undergraduate and graduate students are required to complete graduation applications, surveys and graduate thesis reviews.

See below for details related to School of Science graduation and commencement. 

Undergraduate student graduation

1) Complete the graduation application & survey

  • May Graduation Application deadline: October 15
  • August Graduation Application deadline: January 15
  • December Graduation Application deadline: May 15

Undergraduate graduation audit
School of Science undergraduate students who have submitted the online graduation application for graduation will have a graduation audit prepared approximately 6 weeks before the start of their final semester/summer session.

  • Graduation audits are only prepared for students after they have registered for their final semester.
  • The School of Science Dean's Office and the student's major department will review the graduation audit. Both departments will determine if a student is recommended for graduation.
  • An e-mail will be sent to a student's IUPUI e-mail account regarding the graduation recommendation. Students who are not recommended for graduation will be provided with the list of remaining requirements that need to be completed before recommendation will be considered.
  • Any student whose remaining requirements are not completed in a timely manner will be removed from the graduation list.

Undergraduates who are finishing up research, an incomplete or last semester is at another institution
Undergraduate enrollment in CAND 99100 is only required for students who are not registered for any other course in the semester of graduation.

  • This would include students completing course work, with prior approval, at another university, or students finishing an incomplete or research, for example.
  • If enrolled in minimally one course in the final semester, then enrollment in CAND 99100 is not required. For questions, contact Darryl Newsom.

2) Diploma distribution

Do I receive my diploma at one of the Commencement Ceremonies?

No, diplomas are not distributed at either ceremony. You will be sent a letter in regular mail by the School of Science Dean's Office once your diploma has arrived. At that time, you can choose to pick up your diploma in the School of Science Dean's Office or have it mailed to you. The approximate diploma delivery schedules are: December graduates-mid-March; May graduates-mid-July; and August graduates-mid-October.

Where do I obtain a diploma cover?

Diploma covers are presented at the IUPUI "Main" ceremony at Lucas Oil Stadium. No diploma covers are presented at the School of Science ceremony. However, they will also be available from the School of Science Dean's office once the diplomas are available for pick up.

3) Review commencement details

Complete the graduation application and survey

Graduate student graduation

1) Complete the graduation application & survey

  • May Graduation Application deadline: October 15
  • August Graduation Application deadline: January 15
  • December Graduation Application deadline: May 15

2) Create thesis and schedule a thesis format review

Manuals for Thesis Preparation
All School of Science graduate students, with the exception of those pursuing an M.S. in geology or Ph.D. in applied earth sciences, should review Purdue University guidelines for thesis preparation.

Graduate students finishing up research, have an incomplete or are completing their last semester at another institution
Graduate and doctoral student enrollment in CAND 99100, CAND 99200, or CAND 99300 is dependent on remaining requirements. Speak with your advisor, email Monica Henry (in the IUPUI Graduate Office) or call her at 317-274-1577 for more information.

Graduate Student Examination Deadlines & Candidacy Course Info
If you are entering the last semester of your Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science degree, it is important to know the graduation deadlines set by Purdue or Indiana University. Both the applied earth sciences Ph.D. and biostatistics Ph.D. are awarded by Indiana University; all other doctorate degrees are awarded by Purdue University.

3) Diploma distribution

Do I receive my diploma at one of the Commencement Ceremonies?

No, diplomas are not distributed at either ceremony. You will be sent a letter in regular mail by the School of Science Dean's Office once your diploma has arrived. At that time, you can choose to pick up your diploma in the School of Science Dean's Office or have it mailed to you. The approximate diploma delivery schedules are: December graduates-mid-March; May graduates-mid-July; and August graduates-mid-October.

Where do I obtain a diploma cover?

Diploma covers are presented at the IUPUI "Main" ceremony at Lucas Oil Stadium. No diploma covers are presented at the School of Science ceremony. However, they will also be available from the School of Science Dean's office once the diplomas are available for pick up.

4) Review commencement details

Complete the graduation application and survey

Commencement

IUPUI commencement activities for the school year are in May.  Students who complete degrees in December 2018, May and August 2019, are all eligible to participate. Please review the commencement 2019 FAQ.

Spring commencement - 2 ceremonies

 
University contact information for inquiries about graduation day

School of Science contact information

  • Undergraduate students, email Darryl Newsom or call 317-274-0684
  • Master and Doctoral students, email Mary Harden or call 317-278-0214

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