Class of 2024

Graduation Ceremonies for the Spring of 2024 will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in the Merillat Centre for the Arts in Zurcher Auditorium (520 Lake Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750).

Can't make it in person to the ceremony? No problem! We livestream the event! 

Graduation Ceremony Walk Through

Graduates should watch and listen to this video prior to graduation.

Please arrive 30 minutes before ceremony!

The commencement ceremony is formal. Women should wear dark pants or skirts and dark shoes. Men should wear a light shirt and tie, dark trousers and dark shoes. No flip-flops or tennis shoes please.

Honor cords, stoles, and medallions given by University-recognized groups may be worn. Honor cords (if earned) will be distributed by the Registrar’s office at the registration desk when you check-in. Doctoral and Master's degrees wear tassels on the left front.

Please unpack and hang up or iron your graduation gowns before the ceremony. 

Indiana Campus Details

  • Each graduate will receive 8 tickets for guests, which includes children. Infants will not require a ticket.
  • Tickets are needed for the 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. ceremonies. The 4:00 p.m. ceremony does NOT require tickets.
Caps & Gowns
  • Caps and Gowns, along with tickets, will be distributed a few weeks prior to graduation. Please check your email for details.  Students in traditional undergrad programs will receive an email from the Office of Alumni.  Students in graduate and online programs will receive their information from the HUGO department.



9:00 AM

Division II: ABLE Program, Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, Elementary & Middle School Education, Elementary & Special Education, Elementary Education & Teaching English Learners, Entrepreneurial Small Business Management, History, History Education, Human Resource Management, International & Development Studies, Management, Marketing, Not-For-Profit Leadership, Organizational Management, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Sport Management

11:00 AM

Division III: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Biology, Biology Education, Biology – Pre-Med, Biology – Pre-Vet, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Chemistry – Pre-Med, Computer Science, Crop Science & Agronomy, Exercise & Movement Science, Exercise & Nutrition, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sport & Exercise Studies

2:00 PM

Division I, IV: Animation, Bible & Theology, Broadcast Media, Children’s Ministries, Christian Ministries, Communication Studies, English, English Education, English Literature, Film Production Capstone, Film Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Journalism, Missions, Music, Music Business, Music Education, Music Performance, Philosophy, Public Relations, Special Needs Ministry, Studio Art, Television Production, Theatre, Theatre Performance, Theatre Technology, Visual Arts Ed All Grade, Worship Leadership, Youth Ministries

4:00 PM

Division V: MA Clinical Counseling Studies, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA Mental Health Studies, MA Pastoral Leadership, MEd TESOL Education, OTD Occupational Therapy

Student Instructions for Commencement


  • The commencement ceremony is formal. Women should wear dark pants or skirts and dark shoes. Men should wear a light shirt and tie, dark trousers and dark shoes. No flip-flops or tennis shoes please.

Additional Information

  • Please silence cell phones.
Senior Sendoff
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm - Bruch buffet in the upper-level Huntington Union Building (HUB): $10 per person (graduates eat free)
  • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Forester Blend and Bookstore open
  • 12:30 pmSenior Class Photo at the front of the HUB

Senior Survey

Graduating seniors, we want to stay in touch! You must take an exit survey before picking up your caps, gowns, and gifts. Please select the appropriate survey below: 

Mark your place in Alumni Plaza

The deadline to claim your brick in Alumni Brick Plaza in front of Becker Hall is Friday, August 13. You can leave a lasting legacy by transferring your $150 room/security deposit that you paid when you were a freshman to the Alumni Plaza project account to purchase your engraved brick. You will be investing in future Huntington University students since part of that $150 goes toward student scholarships from the Forester Fund! 

Pick Your Brick!