For Parents and Students

Students celebrate after their graduation ceremony.


On the day you officially become an IU alum, the IUAA will be there to celebrate with you.

Each year, approximately 17,000 students earn IU degrees. Commencement is held each May on all eight IU campuses and each December at IU Bloomington. In conjunction with the Office of University Ceremonies, IUAA staff members oversee Commencement planning and activities, helping make sure your big day is special. Learn more about IU’s Commencement ceremonies »

Your last exam may be over, but the festivities have just begun!

Every year, the IUAA plans celebration events for the graduating class. Don’t miss out on any of the activities and traditions that surround your Commencement, such as the interfaith Baccalaureate service at IU Bloomington prior to the May Commencement.

Plan on stopping by some of these annual events and having some fun with us before you leave:

IU East’s Senior Shindig

The annual Senior Shindig is the longest-standing tradition on campus. You and one guest can attend for free. The rest of your friends and family can also enjoy the party, music, food, and prizes for $5 each. The Shindig occurs on the evening prior to Commencement.

IUPUI’s Graduating Student Leader Reception

Each year in April, the chancellor and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) host a graduating student leaders’ reception at Cedar Crest, the chancellor’s home, as a way to say thank you and good luck as the seniors depart IUPUI.

IU Kokomo’s Senior Salute

Enjoy food, music, and giveaways, including the chance to win a free IUAA life membership.

And once you’re officially a proud alum…