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Applying for Graduation

The deadline for the Graduation Application has passed. Consideration for Graduation Application 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 the Graduation Application before you can complete the Ceremony Response Form to attend the ceremony.

Do You Plan to Attend the Ceremony?

Please let us know if you will or will not attend the ceremony on Saturday, May 16 by completing the Ceremony Response Form. The deadline has passed for an on-time response, but we still need to hear from you. All eligible graduating students are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony, and do not need a ticket. Responses received after the Ceremony Response Form deadline are not guaranteed to receive guest tickets to the ceremony. If you respond late, please contact your academic unit planner to discuss guest tickets.

Once you have completed both the Graduation Application and Ceremony Response Form steps, you will receive a confirmation email, which will contain further instructions.

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

Graduate Salute

Come get your cap and gown at Graduate Salute on Monday, April 27 or Tuesday, April 28 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 also your guest tickets for Commencement. You can also have your photo taken and purchase class rings. 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, May 15, 2015, 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.