Family & Guests

A group of enthusiastic women in summer dresses and sunglasses snap cellphone pics of their IU Northwest graduate
A male graduate carries a little girl on his shoulders after the ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Time: Procession at 9:45 a.m. CDT, Ceremony at 10 a.m. CDT

Location: IU Northwest Savannah Parking Lot 2 (west section)
65 W 33rd Ave.
Gary, IN 46408

Venue and Parking

Commencement will be held in the IU Northwest Savannah Lot 2 (west section). The procession will begin at 9:40 a.m., and the ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Please note that all times are Central Standard Time.

Student and guest parking will be available beginning at 8 a.m. The closest building to the event is the Savannah Center. Use the link below to locate the venue and parking to plan your visit.

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Graduation Photos

Photographs may be taken during the ceremony, but you may be restricted from certain areas. We contract with a photographer to capture graduates in their caps and gowns holding their diploma covers as they step away from the stage. Proofs and order forms will be mailed after graduation, or you can preorder.

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Accessibility Information

All student and guest seating at Commencement is ADA accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for the hearing impaired.

If you need further accommodations, please reach out to our trained Commencement organizers three weeks prior to the ceremony by emailing eventsnw@iun.edu or calling 219-980-7763.

Education has always been extremely important to my parents, even though they did not have the opportunity to attend college. So when I graduated in 2022, I was earning my diploma not only for myself, but also for my parents. Having my family’s presence at the ceremony made the day that much more special, memorable, and celebratory!

Karla Trujillo, Class of 2022

Questions? Our Commencement team can help!

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