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Applying for Graduation—Degree Conferral

The deadline for Degree Conferral has passed. Consideration for Degree Conferral will now be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact either the Undergraduate Academic Affairs ( or Graduate College ( based on your degree, for more information.

Please note that you must complete Degree Conferral before you can finalize your RSVP to attend the ceremony.

Do You Plan to Attend the Ceremony?

The RSVP deadline was Monday, February 17, 2014. If you sent in your RSVP late you will be put on a waiting list to confirm the number of guest tickets you will be able to receive. If you have not already sent in your RSVP please fill out the RSVP Form. All eligible graduating students are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Once you have completed both the Degree Conferral and RSVP steps, you will receive a confirmation email within 1 week.

If you have any questions regarding the IIT Commencement ceremony please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email

Graduate Salute

Get a head start on Commencement activities by attending Graduate Salute on Monday, April 28 or Tuesday, April 29 from noon-7 p.m. in the Ballroom of Hermann Hall. Students need to attend Graduate Salute on one day only, not both. Pick up regalia (cap and gown) and guest tickets for Commencement. Please bring your student ID or valid photo ID in order to receive your items. You can claim regalia and tickets only for yourself.

International Students

Current F-1 and J-1 IIT international students can request an Invitation Letter for family members who will apply for a visa to enter the United States to attend Commencement. Learn more

Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

The Friday evening before the main Commencement ceremony, students graduating with their Ph.D. are invited to a special event where they receive their doctoral hoods. Learn more

Additional Information

Learn more about regalia and attire.