Contact the Music Graduate Office
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu
musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Prof. Eric Isaacson), Director
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Academic Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (John Porter), Doctoral Clerk
- Applying for graduation
- Application for graduation deadlines
- Final transcripts and diplomas
- Commencement ceremony
- Reserving caps and gowns
To graduate, students must complete an Application for Graduation 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 graduate, please confirm that our office has received the recital grade.
You can submit your application for graduation 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 Kirkwood Hall 111). 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 application for graduation is required for all students (other than PhD candidates), regardless of whether you choose to attend the commencement ceremony. There is no fee to apply to graduate.
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 August graduates will appear in the Commencement Bulletin for May if the application is submitted by the May graduation deadline. August graduates are invited to attend the May ceremony. There is no commencement ceremony in August.
|Graduation Date||Application Deadline|
|August 2015||February 20, 2015 (for name to appear in the Commencement program)|
|May 2015 (spring; all programs except MA and PhD)||February 20, 2015 (for name to appear in the Commencement program)|
|May 2015 (spring; MA and PhD only)||February 25, 2015|
|August 2014 (summer)||June 27, 2014|
|December 2014 (fall; all programs except MA and PhD)||September 26, 2014|
|December 2014 (fall; MA and PhD only)||September 25, 2014|
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 Ceremony dates (subject to change)
Spring 2014 (for May and August graduates): May 9, 2014 (Friday)
Fall 2013: December 21, 2013 (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 OneStart.
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 apply for graduation 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 apply for graduation 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 applied for graduation 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.
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.