Class of 2019 Commencement

Time: ​2 – 4 pm
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Place: Sagamore Ballroom at the Indianapolis Convention Center – 100 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225

In 2019, IU School of Medicine’s graduation ceremony moves from Saturday morning to Friday afternoon. Learn more about this change with these FAQs

The Indianapolis Courtyard Downtown will offer discounted rooms during graduation weekend for a rate of $150 per evening. Reservations are available on a first come, first serve basis until Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and can be reserved online.

Why is the commencement date changing?
Indiana University and IUPUI have decided there will now only be one degree-conferring commencement ceremony in Indianapolis for all undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 11, 2019. To avoid time conflicts, this means the IU School of Medicine Class of 2019 Graduation ceremony will now be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm at the Indianapolis Convention Center in the Sagamore Ballroom.

Will there be any changes to the school of medicine commencement format or program?
There will be no noticeable major changes. After the commencement ceremony, students along with their family and friends are encouraged to attend the senior toast (formally known as senior banquet and the senior awards ceremony), a semi-formal reception celebrating the graduating class.

Should medical students attend the IUPUI commencement program?
Students are welcome but not required to attend the IUPUI program on Saturday, May 11 at Lucas Oil Stadium in addition to the IU School of Medicine program at the Convention Center. Learn more about IUPUI’s commencement program.

How many tickets will each student receive for the ceremony?
Tickets are not required for graduation, but students should be considerate of classmates. Additionally, seats cannot be reserved.

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Class of 2018 Commencement

Class of 2017 Commencement