Commencement activities

Commencement weekend

Commencement will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The Law School does not participate in the university ceremony at Assembly Hall on either Friday, May 4, or Saturday, May 5.

Law School party (Friday, May 4)

Come celebrate with family and classmates!

Open house for graduates, families, and friends in the Jerome Hall Law Library from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Food and beverages will be provided free of charge in the reception area. A jazz combo will provide music in the atrium. The winners of numerous class awards will be announced from 9:15 to 10:00 p.m. Dress is casual to business casual. Tickets are not required.

Luncheon reception (Saturday, May 5)

Convention Center, 302 South College Avenue (Third and College), 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Tickets are required and can be purchased beginning April 1.

Generous parking is available about one block south of the Convention Center, off College Avenue. There is no charge for parking.

Adequate table seating will be available for everyone at the same time. The buffet service will continue (with four consecutive, double-sided buffet lines) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ticket holders may arrive at any point during that time period and stay until 2:00 p.m. A professional photographer will be available for family portraits.

Commencement ceremony (Saturday, May 5)

IU Auditorium, 3:00 p.m.

Cap, gown, and hood are required.

No tickets or reservations necessary — plenty of seating for all — doors open at 2:15 p.m.

Professional pictures and a video of the ceremony will be available for purchase. The photo company will contact graduates about them.

If anyone in your party needs ADA accommodations, please contact Dean Catherine Matthews at or (812) 855-4809.