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ACE Commencement

Congratulations, class of 2023!

Register for Commencement

Registration to participate in 2023 ACE Commencement is now open for eligible 2023 graduates.
Graduates have the option of participating in-person or virtually on July 29, 2023

In-Person Ceremony

  • Commencement will take place at the Murat Theatre of the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
  • Ed.D. graduates participate in a dedicated hooding ceremony at 10:00 am ET. 
  • General commencement for all graduates starts at 1:00 pm ET. 


Virtual Ceremony

  • Access a livestream of the commencement ceremony taking place in Indianapolis at 1:00 pm ET. 
  • Switch to a virtual Reading of Names for individual degree recognition. 



Am I an Eligible 2023 Graduate?*

You are eligible to register for 2023 ACE Commencement if you are in graduate status by September 24, 2023. Doctoral students must be in graduate status by the date of commencement. All eligible graduates should have received an email about commencement registration. If you did not receive an email but think you are an eligible graduate, reach out to [email protected]

Virtual Headshot

Virtual attendees have the option of submitting a professional headshot with their commencement registration, which will be displayed alongside their degree during the Reading of Names. Virtual attendees also have the option to purchase graduation regalia, but it is not required. 


Registration closes on June 2, 2023.

*Important Note for All Students: Only the students who complete the registration process will have their names read aloud as part of the ceremony.

Important Note for Ed.D. Students: Ed.D. students must successfully defend their dissertation at least 30 days prior to commencement. If the dissertation is not successfully defended for any reason, the candidate will no longer be able to participate in commencement.

Important Note for Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist Students: If a graduation date is extended due to a change in enrollment or class progression to a date later than September 24, 2023, the student will no longer be eligible to participate in this year’s commencement.

Our Graduation Partner

Jostens has been a leader in graduation celebration services since 1897 and are the preferred provider for ACE regalia and other graduation products. However, graduates are allowed to purchase their regalia from other vendors if they so choose.

Please note that ACE will provide eligible registered graduates with honors and/or KDP cords. These cords do not need to be purchased separately by graduates. 

Jostens provides the following services for ACE graduates: 

Graduation Caps and Gowns

Fine Quality Regalia

Affiliation Accessories

Custom Diploma Frames

Graduate Rings


If you have any questions during the ordering process, please contact Jostens Customer Care directly at 800-854-7464 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm CT.

Share Your Accomplishments

We’re so excited to celebrate your accomplishments with you! Below, you’ll find a number of congratulatory images that you can click to download, print, or share on social media. We invite you to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #ACEGrad2023 and #ACECommencement on social media.

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