If you've arrived here, it means your time at Herron School of Art and Design has come to an end. Follow these steps to finish your degree, graduate, and be a part of Herron's Recognition Event and IUPUI Commencement.

Herron's Virtual Recognition Ceremony

Herron's Virtual Recognition Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET.

Graduating Herron students must preregister to participate in the 2021 Herron Virtual Recognition Ceremony. More information will be sent to your IUPUI email account shortly, along with a link to register via Zoom.

Learn more about the event

Step 1: Complete your degree requirements

Consult your advisor to ensure you have completed all of your degree requirements and are on track to graduate.

Schedule an advising appointment

Step 2: Apply to graduate

Tell us when you plan to complete your degree by applying for graduation online. Submitting your intent to graduate means:

  • Your degree will be awarded.
  • You will receive a diploma.
  • You will receive important commencement information.
  • Your name will appear in the commencement program.

Make sure to submit your application by the priority deadline for the term you intend to graduate in.

Degrees will not be conferred unless a graduation application is on file. If you applied to graduate on a previous date but did not graduate, you must reapply for the following term.

Step 3: Participate in IUPUI Commencement

Candidates completing their degree requirements between January 1 and August 31, as well as 2020 graduates, are invited to attend the 2021 IUPUI Commencement Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, May 15, at Michael A. Carroll Stadium.

To ensure safety, in-person attendance will be limited to graduates, while family and friends are invited to attend virtually.

Learn more

Step 4: Get your diploma

Your diploma will arrive about three months after you graduate. We'll contact you via your IUPUI email account when your diploma is available.

In the meantime, you can purchase an official transcript to show employers or graduate schools that want to verify your degree.


If you have any questions about graduation or commencement, ask an admissions advisor or contact Herron's Office of Admissions and Student Services at 317-278-9400.