Graduation Information

Winter 2021 graduation information

Ottumwa fall and winter graduates are invited to attend the winter 2021 graduation ceremony, which will be Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hellyer Student Life Center.

Below is the information you will need to know for the night of the ceremony:

  • Meet in the Hellyer Student Life Center dance room at 6:15 p.m. February 22, 2022.
  • If you chose to have your cap and gown shipped to Indian Hills, they will be available for pick up, in the Bennett Student Services Center, February 16, 17, or 21, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you do not pick your cap and gown up during the timeframe above, please arrive at the Hellyer Student Life Center at 6:00 p.m. on the night of commencement, so that you can get your cap and gown.
  • If you did not order your cap and gown when you completed your graduation application, you can click here to place your order.
  • Bring nothing of value, as we have no locking facilities and nothing can be carried during the ceremony.
  • If you are a fall graduate and received an honor cord with your diploma in the mail please bring it to the ceremony so that you may wear it for recognition. Winter graduates will receive honor cords in the mail, after winter term grades have been verified.
  • If you are Phi Theta Kappa, you need to bring your regalia to wear in the ceremony. Please contact Heidi Peterson for information on ordering regalia.
  • Veterans will need to pick up their regalia when they pick up their cap and gown.
  • Winter graduates will receive their diploma by mail, approximately four to six weeks after grades have been verified. Please keep your mailing address current in WebAdvisor.
  • Photos will be available for purchase through Lee’s Photography. Proofs will be available for viewing online at approximately two weeks after the ceremony. Click “online proofing” and use the password “IHCC222”.

***Centerville and Ottumwa Spring 2022 graduation information will be posted in early March 2022.***

For any questions, please use the contact information below:

Ottumwa graduates: If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Centerville graduates: If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at         


 Ottumwa Campus:

noah_profileNoah Eklund, Director, Enrollment Services & Academic Career Advisor
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5129 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5129

Centerville Campus:

anglea_profileAngela Ocker, One Stop/Academic & Career Advisor
Indian Hills Community College

721 North 1st Street Centerville, Iowa 52544

Phone: (641) 856-2143, ext. 2225 or (800) 670-3641, ext. 2225