student at Commencement

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 1:30pm

Commencement refers to the ceremony that celebrates the completion of your educational journey at IVCC.  Participation in the Commencement Ceremony is optional and is free for all participants. This is different than graduation, which signals the completion of the requirements for the degree or certificate. 

Students must apply for graduation in order to have the degree or certificate noted on the official transcript. If you have already applied for graduation, please continue below to order your cap and gown.  

Order your FREE cap and gown here by April 9, 2023!

Cords/Stoles:If you are in an honor society, contact your advisor about purchasing cords and/or a stole. PTK members click here to order your stoles oand/or cords.

Commencement Practice: Practice for the ceremony will be held Thursday, May 11th at 1:30 p.m. Please come to the lobby on the main campus.  Practice will last one hour and is mandatory for those intending to participate. This is important so that you understand how we line up and to assist us with the correct pronunciation of your name.

As the date approaches, you will receive additional emails with reminders about the upcoming event.

If you have additional questions about Commencement you can contact Angie in Student Services at or call (815) 224-0361.

See recent year's IVCC graduation photos at

Congratulations on your achievement!