IUPUI's 2018 commencement to take place May 12, a Saturday

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A graduate celebrates as he walks in the recessional during the IUPUI commencement on May 14, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Photo by James Brosher, IU Communications

Mom will have no competition next year.

The 2018 IUPUI commencement will occur on May 12, a Saturday, at Lucas Oil Stadium. This will be the first time in years that the commencement ceremony hasn't coincided with Mother's Day.

To note, Mother's Day 2018 will be May 13 -- it's never too early to start planning for Mom.

The commencement start time will remain consistent at 1 p.m., with lineups beginning at 11 a.m. and processions going at noon.

Nearly 7,000 students received diplomas at IUPUI's 2017 commencement. 

According to The Indianapolis Star, the 2017 graduates "represented 43 states and 104 countries. About 30 percent of the graduates were first-generation grads, and 405 students were graduating with double or triple majors."