University of Southern Indiana

Ceremony Participation Information

In order to participate in a Spring Commencement ceremony, you must make a reservation by March 25, 2019. Late registration requires additional approval. 

The Commencement ceremony participation reservation form will be available between 1 p.m. February 1, 2019 and noon March 25, 2019. Students must register to participate in commencement prior to the deadline for their names to appear in the commencement program.

If you feel that your name may be mispronounced, please contact Travis Dickison at 812-464-1761 or 800-467-1965, option #3.

When you pick up your academic regalia, check to make sure you have the gown, mortar board and tassel.  Graduate students should also have the appropriate hood.  If anything is missing, contact the Campus Store immediately.

Line-up for the procession begins promptly 20 minutes after the arrival deadline. Do not bring valuables or cell phones into the robing area. (Cell phones must be on silent mode for the duration of the ceremony.) This area will not be locked. Please take care of all restroom breaks before the processional line-up begins.

At the conclusion of the Ceremony, graduates will be led out of the Screaming Eagles Arena to University Center East where a graduation reception hosted by the USI Alumni Association will be held for the graduates, their guests, and USI faculty/staff.

Line-up for fall graduates will be in the Physical Activities Center (PAC). You must arrive at the following times for Spring Commencement:

 Ceremony Begins  Graduate Arrival Time in the Physical Activities Center (PAC) Doors Open to the Public  Colleges

Friday, April 26, 2019 6:30 p.m.

No later than 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Graduate Studies (masters, post-masters and doctoral degrees from all colleges)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 9 a.m.

No later than 8 a.m.  8 a.m. College of Liberal Arts

Saturday, April 27, 2019 noon

No later than 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Romain College of Business

Saturday, April 27, 2019 3 p.m.

No later than 2 p.m. 2 p.m. College of Nursing and Health Professions

Saturday, April 27, 2019 6 p.m.

No later than 5 p.m. 5 p.m. Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

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