WHAT: IUPUI commencement
WHO: Nearly 7,000 students are graduating from IUPUI this spring.
- Commencement speaker: Tamika Catchings, a superstar on the basketball court and an inspiration in the community.
- Graduating student speaker: Amber Kriech of Carmel.
WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
- Media can park in the northwest lot, entering through Gate 5 on South Street (you do not need a parking pass to park in that lot, but you do need media ID).
- Enter Lucas Oil through the media entrance and meet Margie Smith-Simmons to claim your IUPUI commencement media credentials; you must have these credentials to enter the various areas.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 14
- Media can arrive at Lucas Oil starting at 9:30 a.m.
- Students begin arriving at 10:30 a.m. (and may agree to be interviewed).
- An IUPUI mascot is scheduled to arrive around 10:30 a.m.
- Families, friends and the general public begin arriving at 11 a.m.
- Student procession and diploma cover presentation begins at noon (grouped by school).
- Commencement ceremony, including speakers and IU and IUPUI dignitaries, begins at 1 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours.
- Lunch for media is available in meeting rooms 3-4 beginning at 11 a.m.