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Contact the Music Graduate Office

Office Location
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Mailing Address
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Phone: 812-855-1738Phone

E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director 
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), Doctoral Clerk

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Program Completion (Graduation) Information

Program Completion Application

In order to complete your program and graduate, students must complete a Program Completion Application with the Music Graduate Office prior to, or at the beginning of, the intended last semester of enrollment. Please confirm that any "R" or "I" grades you may have on your record have been completed. If a recital was performed late in the semester during which you intend to complete your program, please confirm that our office has received the recital grade.

You can submit your Program Completion Application online by using this form (unless you are in an MA or PhD program).

MA candidates must complete a University Graduate School application for graduation (available here through OneStart), in the Music Graduate Office, or in Wells Library E546). For University Graduate School "Application for Graduation" filing deadlines please contact that office at 855-9343.

PhD candidates must complete a University Graduate School application for graduation online (available here through OneStart) if they plan to attend the commencement ceremony. For University Graduate School "Application for Graduation" filing deadlines please contact that office at 855-9343.  If a PhD candidate does not plan to attend the commencement ceremony, then no application for graduation is necessary.

The Program Completion Application is required for all students (other than PhD candidates), regardless of whether you choose to attend the commencement ceremony. There is no fee to submit the form.  By submitting the Program Completion Application, you will also receive information about the commmencement ceremony, but you need to submit the form even if you do not intend to attend the ceremony.

To have your name appear in the Commencement Bulletin you must submit your application by the deadlines listed below. Failure to submit your application by the stated deadline will prevent your name from being listed in the Bulletin.

*The names of Summer graduates will appear in the Commencement Bulletin for Spring if the application is submitted by the Spring application deadline. Summer graduates are invited to attend the Spring ceremony. There is no commencement ceremony in Summer.

Program Completion Application deadlines

The Program Completion Application is required for all students (other than PhD candidates), regardless of whether you choose to attend the commencement ceremony

Proram Completion Date Application Deadline
Summer 2015 June 26, 2015
Winter 2015 (fall; all programs except MA and PhD) September 25, 2015
Winter 2015 (fall; MA and PhD only) September 25, 2015
Spring 2016 (all programs except MA and PhD) February 19, 2016 (for name to appear in the Commencement program)
Spring 2016 (MA and PhD only) February 25, 2016

Final transcripts and diplomas

The Student Central on Union handles all transcript requests, and also mails the official diploma to graduated students.

Information about diplomas (from the Student Central on Union).

Information about transcripts (from the Student Central on Union).

Commencement ceremonies

Commencement Ceremony dates (subject to change)

Spring 2016 (for Spring and Summer graduates): May 6, 2016 (Friday)

Fall 2015: December 19, 2015 (Saturday)

For information on the upcoming commencement ceremony, please view the information on the IU Ceremonies web site.

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the commencement ceremony:

Do you get the actual diploma during the ceremony?

No. Diplomas are mailed eight to ten weeks after the graduation date to your permanent address as listed in One.IU.

Are individual students recognized by name during the ceremony?

Master's and diploma students are recognized as a group, though your name will be printed in the commencement bulletin if you submit your Program Completion Application by the deadlines posted above.

Doctoral students are recognized individually, and doctoral student names and final project/dissertation titles are printed in the bulletin when you submit your Program Completion Application by the deadlines posted above.

What type of cap and gown do diploma students wear?

Performer and Artist Diploma students wear the same cap and gown as Master's students in the commencement ceremony. All other information is on the IU Ceremonies web site.

I am close to graduating and want to go through this semester's ceremony, but I'm not actually done with my degree/program. Can I still participate in the graduation ceremony?

Yes. Any student who has submit the Degree Completion Application in a given semester may participate in the ceremony for that semester, even if they end up not actually graduating (finishing their program) that semester.

Reserving caps and gowns

For information on reserving caps and gowns, please see the graduation section of the IU Bookstore web site or visit the Graduation window on the mezzanine level of the IMU, open Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00. If you have any further questions about cap and gown rental, please call the Bookstore at 855-6018 or 855-3016.