University of Southern Indiana

Ceremony Participation Information

You must make a reservation to participate in your Fall Commencement ceremony. Students who have applied with the Registrar's office to graduate will receive an email from ‘USI Commencement’ (commencement@usi.edu) to signal participation. The Commencement Ceremony Participation form will be available until November 1, 2021 for Fall 2021 graduates.

If you feel that your name may be mispronounced by the reader during the ceremony, please contact Stephanie Wildeman at 812-464-1761.

Graduates may order regalia online and have it shipped directly to you or purchase in the Campus Store after October 25.  When you receive your academic regalia, check to make sure you have the gown, mortar board and tassel. Graduate students should also have the appropriate hood. If anything is missing, contact the Campus Store at (812) 464-1717 or email sm8386@bncollege.com immediately.

Check in for graduates for each ceremony begins in the Screaming Eagles Arena one hour prior to the start of the ceremony . You will receive specific instructions via email from ’USI Commencement’ (commencement@usi.edu) about which door to enter. Also look for posted signage the day of commencement.

Graduates will not process in Fall 2021, but rather will be directed to their physically-distanced seat. Do not bring valuables. Cell phones must be on silent mode for the duration of the ceremony. Please take care of all restroom breaks before being seated.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will be ushered out of the Screaming Eagles Arena to University Boulevard and asked to return to their vehicles to depart the campus. Due to COVID-19 and the need to physically distance, graduates and guests are asked not to congregate, but rather to depart the building so appropriate cleaning of the Arena can take place for the next ceremony.

2020 Spring and Fall Graduates 

Ceremony Begins Graduate Arrival Time in the Screaming Eagles Arena Doors Open to the Public

Colleges

Saturday, December 18, 9 a.m. One hour before the start of the ceremony One hour before the start of the ceremony

Romain College of Business and College of Liberal Arts

Saturday, December 18, noon One hour before the start of the ceremony One hour before the start of the ceremony

College of Nursing and Health Professions and Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

2020 Graduates Commencement FAQ

2021 Fall Graduates 

Ceremony Begins Graduate Arrival Time in the Screaming Eagles Arena Doors Open to the Public Colleges
Saturday, December 18, 3 p.m. One hour before the start of the ceremony One hour before the start of the ceremony

Romain College of Business and College of Liberal Arts

Saturday, December 18, 6 p.m. One hour before the start of the ceremony One hour before the start of the ceremony

College of Nursing and Health Professions and Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

2021 Graduates Fall Commencement FAQ

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