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Graduation is a high point in the experience of Indiana Wesleyan University students, their families, and their friends. People will gather from far and wide to celebrate as thousands of IWU graduates receive their diplomas. Commencement is a time to recognize the academic achievement and commitment of each student who is completing his or her college journey. The beautiful Chapel-Auditorium on the residential campus in Marion, Indiana, provides the setting for IWU graduation. A Live webcast of commencement is available for those unable to attend the ceremonies in person.


April 25, 2015
There will be three Commencement ceremonies this April:

Graduation Ceremony Schedule
10:00 a.m. All residential undergraduate degrees including SON pre-licensure (BSN)
2:30 p.m. All non-residential undergraduate degrees (excluding non-residential RNBSN)
6:00 p.m. Non-residential RNBSN and all graduate degrees

Graduation honors are given to baccalaureate students at Commencement to acknowledge outstanding grade point averages (GPA) earned:

Graduation Honors
GPA of 3.5 or higher "cum laude" (with honors)
GPA of 3.7 or higher "magna cum laude" (with high honors)
GPA of 3.9 or higher "summa cum laude" (with highest honors)

Students who qualify for honors will receive honor cords, be noted in the commencement program, and be recognized during the ceremony.

Directions & Accommodations


These directions can help you find your way to the IWU campus for Commencement.

Comfort Suites - Marion
1345 N. Baldwin Ave.
Marion, IN 46952
Holiday Inn Express
4914 N. Beaner Blvd.
Gas City, IN 46933
Super 8 Motel - Gas City
5172 S. Kaybee Drive
Gas City, IN 46933
Best Western - Gas City
4936 S. Kaybee Drive
Gas City, IN 46933
Hampton Inn
1502 N. Baldwin Ave.
Marion, IN 46952
The College Inn
3902 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953

Tickets and Seating

Because space is limited, tickets are required for entrance to the Chapel-Auditorium. The number of tickets issued to each student will be determined as soon as all graduation applications have been received. For CAS students, tickets will be available for pick up in the Residential Academic Services office on a date that is yet to be determined. Students should watch their email for further ticket information. For APS students, tickets will be mailed only to those who have indicated that they are attending the ceremony. Students having extra tickets may give them to other students or return them to the Office of Student Services.

Unlimited overflow theater-style seating with closed -circuit television is available in the Auditorium of the Phillippe Performing Arts Center (no tickets required). If you or anyone in your party requires special seating, please know that our buildings are accessible with ample provision for wheelchairs.


There is ample parking available during Commencement.

Ceremony DVD

Celebrate Commencement anytime with a ceremony DVD from WIWU TV. DVD details and purchase information is available here.