Get Ready Grads!

The graduation ceremony, or commencement as it is known in higher education, is almost here! According to Vice President for Student Services Mark Grzybowski, there will be roughly 200 students participating in commencement and several hundred more will be graduating as well. Grzybowski also told the IV Leader that retiring IVCC president Dr. Corcoran will be speaking at the ceremony.

Those participating should be aware that the ceremony will be held May 13, at 1:30 p.m. It will start in the main campus lobby and students will walk to the gym. Graduates should arrive no later than 1:00 p.m.

Practice is Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m., also in the main campus lobby. It will last one hour and is mandatory for all planning on participating in commencement, as it will act as a guide for lining up and ensure that participants’ names are pronounced correctly.

Photos with graduates’ diplomas will be taken after crossing the stage during the commencement. Also,
from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., a professional photographer will be available in the main campus lobby while lining up during the ceremony.

All photos will be available online for purchasing. See for more information.
Those who ordered cap and gowns can pick them up beginning the week of May 8 in room CTC-202, Monday
through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your cap and gown during this timeframe, contact [email protected] or you can call (815) 224-0361 to pick up your cap and gown at another time.

Graduates may bring four guests. Special accommodations are available in the counseling center for
those with physical impairments.

For more information, contact Mark Grzybowski at (815) 223-0361 or check