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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get on the graduation list?

All potential graduates within an academic year must complete an application for graduation by the first Friday in October. The form may be obtained online here.

Forms are also available in the Office of the Registrar (Esch Hall, room 131).

Are tickets required?

No tickets are required for graduates or guests who will be attending the commencement ceremony.

How do I know if I have met all my degree requirements?

All potential graduates must make an appointment with their academic advisor to have a degree audit performed. If you have any questions, please direct them to your advisor located in the Center for Advising and Student Achievement, Schwitzer Student Center 206.

Can a student participate in commencement even if they are a few credits short?

Students working toward completing their degree requirements during the summer session are eligible to walk within the May commencement ceremony.

Summer session graduates' degrees will be posted at the end of the summer session in mid-August. August diplomas maybe picked up from the Office of the Registrar within two weeks of the graduation date before diplomas are mailed out via certified mail. If so possible, please make arrangements to pick up your diploma from the Office of the Registrar.

What if a potential graduate has holds on their account?

Graduates will not receive their diploma if they have a hold* for any of the following reasons:

  • Unpaid fines or fees - All outstanding debts, to any campus office, must be paid before a graduate's diploma can be released. All library books and other material must be returned two weeks prior to the commencement ceremony. It is the responsibility of the potential graduate to check on their self-service account for an existing hold that would prohibit them from receiving their diploma. All fines and fees must be paid no later than the Monday of commencement week.

  • Incomplete or deferred grades - If a graduate has an incomplete grade in a course taken prior to the graduation semester, they must complete the work in time for the instructor to submit a grade by noon on the Thursday prior to commencement.**

  • Grades on file in the Office of the Registrar - All course grades must be on file in the Office of the Registrar by noon on the Thursday prior to commencement.

*Please make every effort to resolve any hold issues by the Thursday prior to commencement.

**If a student has a Thursday evening exam, the grade is due the following Friday Morning.

How do I order my cap/gown for the commencement ceremony?

All graduates wishing to purchase regalia (cap/gown) for the commencement ceremony do NOT need to place an order with the UIndy Bookstore. All graduates will be informed when regalia have arrived on campus and are ready for purchase. Potential graduates need to purchase regalia anytime from April 1 to the week prior to commencement. Attendees who need to have their regalia mailed to them must contact the UIndy Bookstore for assistance (317-788-3228).

When will students receive mailings regarding commencement?

  • Mid to late January potential graduates receive mailing from Clark School Services (Herff-Jones, representative) regarding participants for Graduation Fair held on campus in mid-February. The packet contains information regarding ordering personalized announcements, class ring and additional commencement memorabilia. Parents and students may also visit the Herff-Jones website here for ordering personalized announcements and memorabilia.

  • Early February potential graduates receive information regarding diploma name appearance, degree, and an RSVP card regarding commencement attendance. Potential graduates not wishing to attend the commencement ceremony will no longer receive future mailings. Also included will be information regarding the commencement ceremony, diploma name change (if applicable), announcements, cap/gown pick up *.

  • Late March-early April - potential graduates will receive specific information regarding what time they need to arrive for the commencement ceremony and the meeting location on campus.

*Please remember commencement cap/gown (regalia) do not need to be ordered.

Who should I contact if I lose my commencement mailings?

Copies of all commencement mailings will be listed on the General Graduation Information page located here.

Are there opportunities for me to continue my education at UIndy?

Absolutely! Graduating students interested in continuing their education at UIndy, can review graduate programs offered as well as admissions requirements here.

Lodging/Dining in the UIndy Area

The following lodging locations are located close to campus off I-465 South, Exit 2A/2B & Exit 52:


Holiday Inn Express
5151 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN    46227
(317) 783-5151
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Holiday Inn Express Southeast
5302 Victory Drive
Indianapolis, IN    46203
Book Online


Bynum’s Steak House
3850 South Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN   46217
(317) 784-9880

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que
8820 US Hwy. 31
Indianapolis, IN   46227
(317) 859-1102

Outback Steakhouse
7625 US Hwy. 31
Indianapolis, IN   46227
(317) 881-6283

Red Lobster
690 E. Thompson Road
Indianapolis, IN   46227
(317) 786-9201

The following lodging locations are located at I-65 South & Southport Rd., Exit 103:


Baymont Inn and Suites
4402 Creek View Dr.
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 784-7006

Best Western Indianapolis South
4450 Southport Crossing Drive
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 888-5588

Country Inn & Suites, Indianapolis South
4325 Southport Crossings Way
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 859-9799

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis South
4650 Southport Crossings Drive
Indianapolis, IN   46227
(317) 885-9799

Fairfield Inn – Marriott
4504 Southport Crossings Drive
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 888-5535

Hampton Inn South
7045 McFarland Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 889-0722

Quality Inn & Suites
4345 Southport Crossing Way Dr.
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 859-8888


Carrabbas (Italian)
4690 Southport Crossings Drive
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 881-4008

Cheeseburger in Paradise
4670 Southport Crossings Drive
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 883-4386

6930 S. Emerson
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 782-0818

The following lodging locations are located at I-65 South and Co. Line Road, Exit 101(Short Distance from Greenwood Park Mall):


Candlewood Suites – Greenwood
1190 N. Graham Road
Greenwood, IN   46143
(317) 882-4300

Hilton Garden Inn
5255 Noggle Way
Indianapolis, IN   46237
(317) 888-4814          


Bucca de Beppo (Italian)
659 US Hwy. 31
Greenwood, IN   46142
(317) 884-2822

Cheesecake Factory
1251 US Hwy. 31
Greenwood Park Mall
Greenwood, IN   46142
(317) 887-8440

Olive Garden
1274 US Hwy. 31
Greenwood, IN   46142
(317) 881-3030

TGI Friday’s
1251 US Hwy. 31
Greenwood Park Mall
Greenwood, IN   46142
(317) 887-4150