Indiana University to graduate 18,829 students at seven campuses this spring

  • April 23, 2014


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will preside over 2014 commencement ceremonies this spring on seven campuses statewide, where 18,829 students will be eligible to receive 17,885 IU degrees, as well as 1,390 Purdue University degrees awarded through the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Graduates this year represent each of Indiana’s 92 counties, all 50 states, and 123 countries. First-generation students represent 24.3 percent of the graduating class; 57.2 percent are female; and 73.6 percent are residents of Indiana.

IU Bloomington will award 8,530 degrees to 8,241 students as it celebrates its 185th commencement in three ceremonies, one for graduate students and two for undergraduates. A graduate ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Assembly Hall. Undergraduate ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, also in Assembly Hall. The processions of graduates begin an hour and 15 minutes before the start of the ceremonies.

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, an IU alumnus who received a Master of Arts degree in 1967, will address students at both undergraduate ceremonies and will receive an honorary doctorate.

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, who received a Master of Public Affairs degree in 1966 from IU, will address students at the graduate commencement ceremony and also receive an honorary degree.

Commencement ceremony information by campus:

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at the Indiana Convention Center. There will be 6,549 degrees awarded to 6,479 students, with 5,159 awarded from IU and 1,390 awarded from Purdue.

IU Southeast, 4 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the IU Southeast Amphitheater. In case of rain, two ceremonies will take place in the Activities Building, at noon and 4 p.m. There will be 1,151 degrees awarded to 1,100 students.

IU Kokomo, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, IU Kokomo Pavilion. In case of rain, two ceremonies will take place in the Main Building, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. There will be 606 degrees awarded to 599 students.

IU South Bend, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, Joyce Center. There will 1,089 degrees awarded to 1,074 students.

IU Northwest, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, Genesis Center. There will be 729 degrees awarded to 723 students.

IU East, 6 p.m. Friday, May 16, Tiernan Center. There will be 621 degrees awarded to 613 students.

Additional information:

With the exception of IUPUI, the above data on degrees awarded by each IU campus do not reflect Purdue University degrees, which are officially reported by that institution.

Additionally, IU's official reports do not include Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne counts of IU graduates. That ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

For IU Bloomington, the number of graduates includes degree candidates from May, June and August, and graduate students whose degrees have been or will be awarded on a monthly basis from January to July 2014. While December commencement figures for IU Bloomington are not included in the May counts, it should be noted that 1,888 students were eligible to participate in the 2013 winter commencement ceremony.

For all other campuses, the figures include degree recipients from December 2013 and candidates for May, June and August 2014. Those numbers include graduate students whose degrees have been or will be conferred during the 2013-14 academic year.

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