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.

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

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, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hellyer Student Life Center.
    This will include Fall 2013 graduates and Winter 2013 graduates.

  • Spring Commencement: May 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hellyer Student Life Center.
    This will include Spring 2014 graduates and potential Summer 2014 graduates.

The Centerville campus has one commencement ceremony a year:

  • Spring Commencement: May 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi–Purpose Building.
    This will include Spring 2014 graduates and potential Summer 2014 graduates.

Application to Graduate and Participate in Commencement Ceremonies

Apply online for your degree and/or commencement ceremony by the dates listed below, but only in the term you anticipate your degree to be completed, unless otherwise instructed (e.g., summer graduates). Please apply online through WebAdvisor.

Important: Failure to meet the deadlines below will result in: NO diploma, NO transcripts, NO participation in a commencement ceremony, and your name not being listed in the graduation program or your local newspaper.

To reserve a cap/gown, free of charge:

Ottumwa Graduates: You may: email graduation@indianhills.edu or visit the Registrar and Academic Advising Office 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/quarter.

Centerville Graduates: You may: 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 so we can be sure to have a seat reserved for you. Please email graduation@indianhills.edu to confirm your attendance. Nursing students will wear white shoes and scrubs. Pins and hats may be purchased for the pinning ceremony. Please visit with Nursing Program personnel if you have any questions.

Mailing of Diplomas

Please allow three 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

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

Fall Graduates | Winter Graduates | Spring & Summer Graduates

Fall Graduates

If you are completing your degree at the end of Fall term, November 13, 2013:

  • 05/07/13–11/13/13: Register online for your degree, which will be completed by November 13, 2013,
    and to participate in the commencement ceremony on February 18, 2014.
  • 08/26/13–02/06/14: Reserve a cap/gown for participation in the February 18, 2014 commencement.

Winter Graduates

If you are completing your degree at the end of Winter term, February 18, 2014:

  • 10/17/13–01/16/14: Register online for your degree, which will be completed by February 18, 2013,
    and to participate in the commencement ceremony on February 18, 2014.
  • 01/16/14: Last day to register online for participation in the February 18, 2014 commencement.
  • 02/06/14: Last day to reserve a cap/gown and have your name listed in the program for the commencement ceremony on February 18, 2014.
  • 01/17/14–02/18/14: Alternatively, you may register online to receive your degree only. Participation in the commencement ceremony is not permitted after the 01/16/14 deadline.

Spring & Summer Graduates

If you are completing your degree at the end of Spring term, May 26, 2014, or anticipate completing your degree by the end of Summer term, August 25, 2014:

  • 01/22/14–04/09/14: Register online for your degree, which will be completed by May 26, 2014 (spring) or August 25, 2014 (summer), and to participate in May 2014 commencement.
  • 04/09/14: Last day to register online for participation in May 2014 commencement.
  • 04/24/14: Ottumwa Graduates — Last day to reserve a cap/gown and have your name listed in the program for the Ottumwa commencement ceremony on May 15, 2014.
  • 03/24/14–04/17/14: Centerville Graduates: — Reserve a cap/gown and have your name listed in the program for the Centerville commencement ceremony on May 14, 2014.
  • 03/24/14–05/26/14: Alternatively, you may register online to receive your degree only. Participation in the commencement ceremony is not permitted after the 04/09/2014 deadline.

  • Important: There is no commencement ceremony in August. Summer graduates, please see the Spring commencement instructions and deadlines, above, to participate in Spring commencement.

If you are completing your degree at the end of Summer term, August 25, 2014, and did NOT register online to participate in the Spring commencement ceremony (see above):

  • 01/22/14–08/21/14: Register online for your degree, which will be completed by August 25, 2014.
    Your diploma will be sent by mail. Please allow three 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:

Centerville Campus

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

Assistant to the Registrar

Lynette Van Donselaar
email:
phone: (641) 683-5114 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5114

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