Indiana Wesleyan University offers three dates a year on which to honor our graduates at Commencement and at which time conferral of degrees occurs: April, August and December. There are usually two, if not three, ceremonies on each of these dates.

IWU also provides three conferral dates throughout the year in addition to the commencements listed above. Those additional conferrals occur in the months of February, June and October.

Our most recent graduation ceremonies were held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Our commencement speaker for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony was Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S. J..  Reverend Boyle is the Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California.  Dr. Keith Newman, former Chancellor of the IWU-Marion campus, was the speaker at the 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ceremonies.  In his commencement address entitled "Siri and Google Can't Help" Dr. Newman encouraged the graduates to consider what's next on their plan as they have achieved their academic accomplishments.  Dr. Newman is currently the President of Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Graduation ceremonies are held in the Chapel-Auditorium of IWU's Marion campus. For further information on seating, directions, tickets and accommodations, please click here. Additionally, on the day of graduation, the ceremonies are streamed live on the Web at

Upcoming Graduation

August 12, 2017

Graduation Ceremony Schedule
10:00 A.M. All IWU-Marion undergraduates and National & Global undergraduate programs, excluding RNBSN
2:30 P.M. National & Global RNBSN and ALL graduate programs
6:00 P.M. RNBSN and all graduate level degrees and doctoral degrees


  • Students with incomplete grades are not eligible for graduation.
  • All bills must be paid before diplomas and transcripts are released.
  • Please confirm that the Registrar's Office has your correct mailing address. Your current address can be found on your student MyIWU portal.
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

Future Graduation Dates

  • December 16, 2017
  • April 28, 2018

For more information about graduation, please direct your questions to

Registrar's Office

Maxwell Center, Suite 120
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765-677-2131
Fax: 765-677-2662

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Last updated: 05/24/2017