Class of 2023

Graduation Ceremonies for the spring of 2023 will take place on April 29, 2023, in the Merillat Centre for the Arts in Zurcher Auditorium (520 Lake Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750). Each graduate will receive 7 tickets for guests. 


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, 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, Film Production Capstone, Film Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Journalism, Missions, Music, Music Business, Music Education, 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

Senior Sendoff

In the midst of the busyness of Commencement, Senior Sendoff is a place for graduates, families, faculty, and friends to celebrate the Class of 2023 as one big Forester Family.

Senior Sendoff Schedule:

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

Indiana Campus Details

Livestream Details

Livestream details will be available closer to the event.


Each graduate will receive 7 tickets for guests, which includes children.  Infants will not require a ticket

Caps & Gowns; Ticket Distribution

Caps and Gowns, along with tickets, will be distributed a few weeks prior to graduation. Please check your email for details.  Students in traditional undergraduate programs will receive an email from the Office of Alumni.  Students in graduate and online programs will receive their information from the HU-GO department.

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 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!