49th Annual IU Northwest Commencement set for May 14 at the Genesis Center

By: Indiana University Northwest Last Updated: April 20, 2015

rot1Indiana University Northwest will host its 49th Annual Commencement on Thursday, May 14 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Genesis Center, located at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Gary.

The ceremony is expected to last about two hours. Tickets are not required to attend Commencement.

Parking details
IU Northwest graduates and their guests are invited to park at one of the free locations listed below. The university will provide its RedHawk Shuttle service to and from the Genesis Center with stops at or near most of the following locations:

Massachusetts Street (North): Located off of 5th Avenue at Massachusetts Street on the west side of the street.
Hudson Campbell: Located off of 5th Avenue at Massachusetts Street on the east side of the street.
Virginia Street (North): Located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Virginia Street on the east side of the street.
Virginia Street (South): Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Virginia Street directly across from Hellman’s Tire Service.
Carolina Street (North): Located between 4th and 5th avenues at Carolina Street.

For convenience, the IU Northwest RedHawk Shuttle will provide free transportation to and from the Genesis Center at the following locations:

At Virginia Street northbound, south of 5th Avenue.
At Virginia Street northbound, south of 4th Avenue.

The RedHawk Shuttle will drop off/pick-up directly in front of the Genesis Center. The shuttle will operate from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., and will resume 15 minutes following the conclusion of Commencement and run for one hour. There will be two shuttles making rounds every five to 10 minutes.

Designated free parking areas and RedHawk Shuttle location pick-up/drop-off locations will be marked with signage. Free handicapped parking is located on the first floor of the Genesis Center parking garage.

IU Northwest Police-Department and Gary Police Department will be on hand to assist with traffic control.

For more information on this year's graduation program, go to

About Indiana University Northwest
As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home. IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit