Commencement - May 2, 2015

General Information 

Events, places, and times

College Relations Office, Guerin Hall

Date Time


April 1 - 11

The Bookstore will be taking orders for personalized Graduation Announcements during regular business hours. Orders must be paid in full by check, cash or credit card. Announcements are $7.50 for the first five; $1.50 for each additional announcement.

Thursday, April 30
6 p.m.

Baccalaureate rehearsal

(Lectors, Euchrastic Ministers, gift and flag bearers)

Church of the Immaculate Conception
7 p.m.

Commencement rehearsal

(all graduates)

Cecilian Auditorium
Saturday, May 2
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Woods Online Commencement garb pick-up Woods Online Office, 206 Guerin Hall
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Graduate Studies Commencement garb pick-up

Room 115

Guerin Hall

10:30 a.m.
(doors open at 10 a.m.)
Baccalaureate Liturgy Church of the Immaculate Conception
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
Providence Center
1:30 p.m. Commencement line-up Conservatory
front lawn

2 p.m.

(doors open at 1:15 p.m.)

Commencement Ceremony Cecilian Auditorium

2 p.m.

(doors open at 1:15 p.m.)

Commencement Ceremony via live-feed (video monitor) Dining Hall, Providence Center
Following Commencement Commencement group photo Conservatory

Commencement garb return

(borrowed gowns, hoods, and caps)

Guerin Hall


Baccalaureate Liturgy

Baccalaureate will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 10:30 a.m. The doors will open at 10 a.m.

Commencement tickets

All guests sitting in Cecilian Auditorium will be required to have a ticket before entering. Guests sitting in the Dining Hall viewing Commencement via the live-feed will not be required to have a ticket. The number of tickets each graduate receives will be communicated to the graduates once that number is known.

Both locations will open their doors at 1:15 p.m. Entrance to the Conservatory will be through the front doors with the exception of those guests with special needs. Special needs guests should come to the north door (the one with the handicap ramp) by 1 p.m. for early admittance. After the doors open at 1:15, it is very difficult to seat guests with wheel chairs; therefore, it is very important that they arrive early. Companions sitting with them will be allowed to enter at the same time.

Note: Strollers and beverages are not allowed in the auditorium.

Commencement line-up

Graduates will line-up for the Commencement ceremony at 12:45 p.m. in the Conservatory South hallway, on the main floor.

Graduation gown, cap, hood, and tassel

Each student participating in Commencement will need to wear Commencement garb (gown, cap, hood) for Commencement. You do not need to purchase these items; the College has a supply and will loan them to you. Graduate students have the option to purchase their Academic hood. Current price is $50. Please contact Graduate Studies (812) 535-5206 to place your order. Each student will also receive a tassel which is theirs to keep. Following Commencement, all borrowed items are to be returned to the rotunda in Guerin Hall.

Baccalaureate and Commencement dress code

  • Dark Shoes (Please wear dress shoes that are comfortable for walking.)
  • Dress or Dress Pants. Pants should be dark-colored (Black, Navy, or Charcoal)
  • Flowers and Jewelry will not be permitted on the graduation robe.

Special needs guests

Special needs would include those guests who are in wheel chairs, use crutches and/or walkers, or are hearing impaired, etc. Please be sure to indicate if you have special needs guests on the participation form. If you have already submitted your form, email information about your special needs guests to

Alumnae/i email account

Your student email account will remain active for six months following the date you graduate. Basically, it will follow the schedule below:

  • January graduates – account will remain active through June
  • May graduates – account will remain active through November
  • August graduates – account will remain active through February

Prior to the time the account expires, you may request that it continue/be reactivated by emailing If you have not notified the helpdesk that you want to continue to use your email account, the account will be deleted one year after graduation. Questions regarding your email account may be addressed to the helpdesk.