GRADUATION/COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

Ready to Sign Up for Graduation?

Follow these steps to fill out our initial and final graduation applications:

  1. Click here to fill out the initial survey.
  2. The Registrar will receive your initial graduation application and then do a degree audit the semester before your intended graduation semester.
  3. The Registrar will send the degree audit and the final graduation application to your advisor.
  4. You will set up a meeting with your advisor to go over the degree audit and fill out your final graduation application.
  5. You will go to the business office and pay the $100 graduation fee.
  6. You will drop off your final graduation application, after you have paid the $100 fee, to the Registrar’s office.
Celebration of Credits

Sign up for Graduation with your Fellow Senior Classmates:

Do you enjoy photo booths? Do you need to sign up for graduation? Do you love Wing Wednesday’s?

WHEN: September 27th 2017, 11am to 1pm
WHERE: In Howe Student Center, right outside the cafeteria
WHY: To support students gaining credits towards graduation and to have seniors sign up for graduation.

  • The lunch menu will have a new “signature” sauce to support the “Celebration of Credits” day.
  • A photo booth will be set up to promote “Celebration of Credits”.
  • A table will be set up for any senior student to sign up for graduation with the NEW graduation process. The registrar will be there to help sign up students.
  • A free prize will be given out to all students you have move up from a freshmen to a sophomore, sophomore to a junior, and a junior to a senior from last year. These prizes will be designed by IW art students.

GRADUATION PROGRAM INFORMATION

READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY. Graduating students are responsible for the contents of this document.

This message communicates some critical and time-sensitive matters related to graduation.

Records indicate that you have applied for graduation at the end of the current semester. That action triggers several completion services performed for you. It’s our goal to ensure this process is as efficient as possible.

PRIORITIES

  • Graduation Requirements: You are responsible to complete all the requirements for graduation in your catalog of record (usually the catalog in effect the year you began study at IW). Review the requirements and see your advisor or the registrar with questions.
    • NOTE: If you began study at IW in or prior to the 2015-16 academic year, the Safety and Survival requirement in your catalog must be met or a waiver approved by an agent of the Academic Affairs or Registrar’s offices.
  • Cap and gown orders: Orders are due by Friday, November 3rd. Order online from here at no cost.

NOTES

  • Change of plans: If you will not graduate this semester, please notify us at registrar@iw.edu.
  • Diplomas: Diplomas are not presented at the graduation reception. Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent legal address on file with the Office of the Registrar when your graduation clearance has been completed. This typically takes 3-6 weeks, depending upon the number of graduates. It may take longer, however.
  • Transcript orders: You may pre-order a transcript to be sent after your degree has been posted. Complete a transcript order: https://iw.edu/registrar/. Be sure to mark it “Hold for degree.”
  • Graduation survey please go here to fill out the survey by November 3rd.
  • Graduation invitations are your option and responsibility.
  • Financial obligations to IW must be paid in full prior to commencement. Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued to an IW graduate until the account is paid in full.
  • Lodging or hotel space is limited in Mt. Pleasant. If family and friends are coming and need lodging, encourage them to make reservations as early as possible.

More details about graduation are coming soon! Watch your e-mail!

CONTACTS

If you have questions, please contact us.  We’re here to help.

For questions about contact
Caps and gowns Amy Mabeus, #6478, amy.mabeus@iw.edu
Graduation activities Patty Carson, #6447, patty.carson@iw.edu
Graduation requirements Megan Hills, #6391, registrar@iw.edu
Transcripts Megan Hills, #6391, registrar@iw.edu



CALENDAR

Event/Deadline Location Date/Time
Preliminary Events/Tasks/Activities
Cap and gown orders due Online By Friday, November 3rd, midnight
Graduation survey due Online By Friday, November 3rd, midnight
Cap and gown order pick-up Bookstore By Wednesday, November 29th
Graduation Program- Thursday, December 7th
Graduation paperwork Social Hall, Howe Center Thursday, December 7th, 12:30 p.m.
Graduation rehearsal Social Hall, Howe Center Thursday, December 7th, 1:00 p.m.
Graduation program Social Hall, Howe Center Thursday, December 7th, 2:00 p.m.
Celebration of graduates with appetizers and drinks Howe Student Activity Center Atrium Thursday, December 7th, 3:00 p.m.
Residence Halls close Thursday, December 7th, 5:00 p.m.
All times are US Central Time

More details about graduation are coming soon! Watch your e-mail!