Commencement - December 13, 2014

General Information 

Events, places, and times

College Relations Office, Guerin Hall

Date Time


Saturday, December 13 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Composite Photos


Make Your Appointment


College Relations Office, 125 Guerin Hall
8:30 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
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
Providence Center
12:45 p.m. Commencement line-up Conservatory
South hallway, main floor

1:15 p.m.

(doors open at 12:45 p.m.)

Commencement Ceremony Cecilian Auditorium
Following Commencement Commencement group photo Conservatory

Commencement garb return

(borrowed gowns, hoods, and caps)

Guerin Hall



Composite photos are head shot photos of you in your commencement garb.These photos are grouped together by graduating class and hang in the hallways of Guerin. If you miss the opportunity to have it taken, you cannot be included in the group composites at a later time.

Professional pictures will be taken of each graduate as they cross the stage. The photo company will contact you directly regarding any purchases you may want to make. A group picture will be taken directly following Commencement.

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 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