Graduation Information

GraduationIf you are planning to graduate during this academic year,
it is important that you be aware of the dates and procedures below, as failure to accomplish any of these items by their due dates may prevent you from participating in graduation ceremonies and/or receiving your diploma in a timely manner.

Indian Hills Community College graduates eligible students at the end of each term, providing students have met all required graduation criteria and have applied for graduation.

Please note that the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa and Centerville campuses have separate commencement ceremonies, as described below.

Commencement dates, cap/gown order dates, and contact information may vary depending on the campus. Please take special note of items that are identified by campus in the information below and ensure you are meeting the appropriate deadlines. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate office (see contact information at the bottom of this page).

The Ottumwa campus has two commencement ceremonies a year:

  • Winter Commencement: February 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hellyer Student Life Center.
    This will include Fall 2014 graduates and Winter 2014 graduates.

  • Spring Commencement: May 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hellyer Student Life Center.
    This will include Spring 2015 graduates and potential Summer 2015 graduates.

The Centerville campus has one commencement ceremony a year:

  • Spring Commencement: May 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi–Purpose Building.
    This will include Fall 2014, Winter 2014, Spring 2015 graduates and potential Summer 2015 graduates.

Application to Graduate and Participate in Commencement Ceremonies

Apply online for your degree and/or commencement ceremony by the dates listed below. Please apply online through WebAdvisor.

Please note that applying for graduation and participating in the Commencement ceremony are two separate items that have different deadlines and processes. Follow the directions carefully.

There are no Commencement ceremonies in the Fall or Summer. Fall graduates may participate in the Winter Commencement and Summer graduates may participate in the Spring Commencement. The Centerville campus has Commencement in the Spring term only.

Important: Failure to meet the deadlines below may result in delayed diploma and transcripts, as well as your name not being listed in the graduation program or your local newspaper. In addition, due to seating limitations, failure to meet the deadline may restrict your participation in the Commencement ceremony.

To reserve a cap/gown, free of charge:

Ottumwa Graduates: If you plan to attend the ceremony, you will need to either email graduation@indianhills.edu or visit OneStop in the Bennett Student Services Center by the dates below. You will need the following information: student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term. If you reserve your cap/gown via email, a confirmation email will be sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resend your request.

Centerville Graduates: If you plan to attend the ceremony, you will need to either email Melissa.Neher@indianhills.edu, phone (641) 856-2143, ext. 2225, or visit the Administration Building on the Centerville campus by the dates below. You will need the following information: student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term/quarter.

Nursing Students: While you will not wear a cap and gown, we still need to know that you plan to attend in order to make seating arrangements. Centerville nursing students please email Melissa.Neher@indianhills.edu to confirm your attendance. All other nursing students will need to email graduation@indianhills.edu to confirm your attendance. Nursing students will wear white shoes and scrubs. Pins and hats may be purchased through the IHCC Bookstore for the pinning ceremony. Please visit with Nursing Program personnel if you have any questions.

Mailing of Diplomas

Please allow four weeks after final grades are posted for your graduating term to receive your diploma by mail. Please keep your address current in WebAdvisor for a timely delivery.


Instructions by Term — Ottumwa (all locations other than Centerville)

The dates below are subject to change, so please check your IHCC student email regularly.

Please note that applying for graduation and participating in the Commencement ceremony are two separate items that have different deadlines and processes. Follow the directions carefully. There are no Commencement ceremonies in the Fall or Summer. Fall graduates can participate in the Winter Commencement and Summer graduates can participate in the Spring Commencement.

Fall Graduates | Winter Graduates | Spring Graduates | Summer Graduates

Fall Graduates

Completing at the end of Fall term, November 13, 2014:

  • 05/07/1–11/13/14: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony on February 18, 2015, email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to graduation@indianhills.edu prior to January 29, 2015.

Winter Graduates

Completing at the end of Winter term, February 18, 2015:

  • 10/20/14–02/18/15: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony in Ottumwa on February 18, 2015, email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to graduation@indianhills.edu prior to February 3, 2015.

Spring Graduates

Completing at the end of Spring term, May 25, 2015:

  • 01/22/15–05/25/15: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony in Ottumwa on May 14, 2015, email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to graduation@indianhills.edu prior to April 23, 2015.

Summer Graduates

Completing at the end of Summer term, August 25, 2015:

  • 01/22/15–08/25/15: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony in Ottumwa on May 14, 2015, email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to graduation@indianhills.edu prior to April 23, 2015.

Your diploma will be sent by mail. Please allow four weeks after final grades are posted to receive your diploma by mail. Please keep your address current in WebAdvisor, or contact the Registrar's Office, for a timely delivery.


Instructions by Term — Centerville

The dates below are subject to change, so please check your IHCC student email regularly.

Please note that applying for graduation and participating in the Commencement ceremony are two separate items that have different deadlines and processes. Follow the directions carefully. The Centerville campus has Commencement in the Spring term only. Fall, Winter, Spring, and potential Summer graduates can participate in the Spring Commencement.

Fall Graduates | Winter Graduates | Spring Graduates | Summer Graduates

Fall Graduates (Centerville)

Completing at the end of Fall term, November 13, 2014:

  • 05/07/1–11/13/14: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony on May 13, 2015, please email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to Melissa.Neher@indianhills.edu prior to April 2, 2015.

Winter Graduates (Centerville)

Completing at the end of Winter term, February 18, 2015:

  • 10/20/14–02/18/15: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony on May 13, 2015, please email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to Melissa.Neher@indianhills.edu prior to April 2, 2015.

Spring Graduates (Centerville)

Completing at the end of Spring term, May 25, 2015:

  • 01/22/15–05/25/15: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony on May 13, 2015, please email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to Melissa.Neher@indianhills.edu prior to April 2, 2015.

Summer Graduates (Centerville)

Completing at the end of Summer term, August 25, 2015:

  • 01/22/15–08/25/15: Apply for graduation via WebAdvisor.
  • If you plan to participate in the Commencement/Graduation ceremony on May 13, 2015, please email your student ID, full name, height, weight, completed academic program, and graduation term to Melissa.Neher@indianhills.edu prior to April 2, 2015.

Your diploma will be sent by mail. Please allow four weeks after final grades are posted to receive your diploma by mail. Please keep your address current in WebAdvisor, or contact the Registrar's Office, for a timely delivery.

Congratulations to our graduates!

Contacts

Ottumwa Campus

email: graduation@indianhills.edu | onestop@indianhills.edu
phone: (641) 683-5262

Centerville Campus

Melissa Neher
email: Melissa.Neher@indianhills.edu
phone: (641) 856-2143, ext. 2225 or (800) 670-3641, ext. 2225

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