What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?
Graduation: the process of being awarded a degree after completion of credit hours and other degree requirements.
Commencement ceremony: the congratulatory ceremony in which students are publicly and formally recognized.
To officially graduate from ISU, a student must apply for graduation.
After receipt of final grades, the student's degree audit (degree plan) must show the student satisfied all university, college and departmental requirements for the specific degree or certificate.
- September 13 - for December 2021 graduation
- Febuary 1 - for May 2022 graduation
Graduate School requirements and deadlines
Experience a one-stop-shop to help you prepare for graduation from ISU.
October 19 & 20
10 am - 3 pm
Cap & Gown
RSVP for Commencement Ceremony
In order to walk in the Commencement ceremony, you must RSVP.
Deadline to RSVP for Commencement: November 19
March Through the Arch
In lieu of the traditional March through the Arch event, we would like to offer each of you a complimentary graduate photo taken at Swanson Arch.
Celebrate your great accomplishment by joining in the time-honored tradition of Commencement. The perfect end to your ISU experience!
Saturday, December 18
Degree Award Information
Information about transferring course work in your final semester, how to resolve incomplete grades and what it takes to receive a University Honors Designation.
Diplomas will be mailed to you after your degree has been posted to your academic record.