UIndy Graduation 2015
UIndy will hold a combined commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 2, in Key Stadium for the nearly 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students who completed their programs in December 2014 or May 2015, or who will finish their studies in August 2015.
University of Indianapolis Commencement
All undergraduate, master's and doctoral students
Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.
Award-winning writer and MacArthur Fellowship winner Edwidge Danticat will be the featured speaker at this year's commencement. Born in Haiti in 1969, Danticat spoke little English when she moved to the United States at age 12. She soon began writing in her adopted language, however, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Brown University, later teaching creative writing at New York University and the University of Miami. She has distinguished herself as a novelist and short fiction writer as well as an essayist, editor of story collections and collaborator on film projects. Her work has focused on the history of Haiti, the Haitian-American immigrant experience, and issues of gender and family dynamics. Learn more ►
Two graduates also will speak. Representing undergraduates will be Emily Bielefeld of Westfield, who is double-majoring in Information Systems and Operations & Supply Chain Management. Representing grad students will be Brandon White of Sellersburg, who is receiving a master’s degree in International Relations. They were among candidates nominated by their classmates and selected on the basis of self-produced video statements.
Speaker Edwidge Danticat will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during the commencement ceremony.
Class of 2015 stats
- 924 undergraduates
- 470 master's and doctoral candidates
- 25 states and 24 countries represented
- 13 percent of graduates are international students
- 98 additional graduates at UIndy's international partner sites
A live webcast of the ceremony will be available here on May 2. A recording of the ceremony will be available for a limited time after commencement.
UIndy Senior Week
We're celebrating the Class of 2015 with a full week of celebrations. All events are free for UIndy seniors, but some of them may request advance registration. Details ►
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