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Participant Info

We are counting down the days to ACE Commencement! And clearly, it’s not just us who is excited. All of you, our graduates, are excited as well! We saw an unprecedented number of registrants for commencement this year, for both our in-person and virtual ceremonies.

An Ed.D. Hooding Ceremony will take place in the morning for all registered and confirmed Ed.D. graduates. Our Virtual Commencement Ceremony for all virtual graduates will also be published in the morning. The Full Ceremony for all in-person graduates, including Ed.D. graduates, will take place in the afternoon. The in-person main ceremony will be recorded and shared online after editing for those wanting to share a link or re-watch their special day.

Ed.D. Hooding Ceremony: 

Murat Theater at Old National Centre, Indianapolis
(Parking is available off of Alabama Street for a reduced rate of $10 for the day)

As an Ed.D. graduate, here is what you should plan for on July 30:

  8:30 am

  Check-in opens for Ed.D. Hooding Ceremony

  9:00 am

  Graduates line up, guests take seats

  9:30 – 11:30 am

  Ed.D. Hooding Ceremony

  11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  Hors d’oeuvres and photos in the Grand Lobby

  12:00 pm  Theater doors open for Full Ceremony

  12:30 pm

  Graduates line up for Full Ceremony

  1:00 – 3:30 pm

  Full Ceremony

During your downtime, there will be plenty of commencement activities you can take advantage of at the venue: 

  • Get free headshots taken by a professional photographer.
  • Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks before and after the ceremonies.
  • Mingle and meet your classmates and faculty members.
  • Take graduation photos with family and friends.
  • Learn more about ACE’s alumni association

Make your commencement weekend in Indianapolis even more special by checking out places to stay and things to do at VisitIndy.com

Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Registrants: 

Murat Theater at Old National Centre, Indianapolis
(Parking is available off of Alabama Street for a reduced rate of $10 for the day)

The Full Ceremony for all in-person graduates will take place in the afternoon. Here is what you should plan for on July 30: 

  11:30 am

  Check-in opens for all graduates

  12:00 pm

  Theater doors open for Full Ceremony

  12:30 pm

  Graduates line up for Full Ceremony

  1:00 – 3:30 pm

  Full Ceremony

During your downtime, there will be plenty of commencement activities you can take advantage of at the venue: 

  • Get free headshots taken by a professional photographer.
  • Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks before and after the ceremonies.
  • Mingle and meet your classmates and faculty members.
  • Take graduation photos with family and friends.
  • Learn more about ACE’s alumni association

Make your commencement weekend in Indianapolis even more special by checking out places to stay and things to do at VisitIndy.com

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 25, 2022, the student will no longer be eligible to participate in this year’s commencement.

More information will be coming as the commencement date gets closer. In the meantime, if you have any questions relating to the ceremony, please email Student Services at graduation@ace.edu.