2024 Fairbanks Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Congratulations graduates! We look forward to gathering as a school this spring to celebrate your academic accomplishments. The school ceremony follows the IU Commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students that is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.

We invite all those from December, May, and August who are graduating, to be in our slideshow. Please use this link to fill out your information on our survey to be included in the show. Final deadline to submit is Friday, April 26, 2024.

Weaver to speak at graduation

We are excited to announce that Indiana State Health Commissioner, Lindsay Weaver, MD, FACEP, will be the featured speaker at our May 11 graduation ceremony.

As commissioner, Dr. Weaver brings to the role a passion for improving the health of Hoosiers through a focus on prevention, data-informed programming, and access to care in all corners of the state.

FSPH commencement info

The FSPH School Recognition Ceremony will take place at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Detailed information regarding arrival times for students will be published spring 2024.

Academic regalia (cap & gown) is required. Please leave personal items such as purses with a family member or friend. There will not be a designated area to store personal items.

The processional will begin at 10:00 a.m. The program will begin immediately after the processional.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately two hours. After the program, students will be guided to the stage where names will be called. Master's and doctoral students will be hooded.

Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Lindsay Weaver, MD, FACEP
Indiana State Health Commissioner

Dr. Weaver was named Indiana State Health Commissioner by Governor Eric J. Holcomb on June 1, 2023. She brings to the role a passion for improving the health of Hoosiers through a focus on prevention, data-informed programming, and access to care in all corners of the state.

Prior to her appointment, she had served since Feb. 3, 2020, as the chief medical officer for the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), where she helped to lead the state’s pandemic response by spearheading the development of the statewide lab testing network to expand COVID-19 testing capacity in Indiana and led the statewide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. She provided clinical input and support to all agency divisions during her tenure as chief medical officer and helped lead efforts to transform the delivery of public health services in Indiana.

Dr. Weaver is also an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and continues to practice emergency medicine at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Kentucky and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She received residency training in emergency medicine and fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and she completed a fellowship in ethics at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health.

Students will report to a designated robing location where they will then line up alphabetically by degree. FSPH staff will be present to direct graduating students appropriately. All graduating students will have their names read as they walk across the stage. Master's and PhD degree candidates will also be hooded.

Diplomas will not be distributed at commencement. Diplomas will be printed after commencement and the printer will mail them to the student home address approximately at the end of June or early July.

Professional photographs will be taken of each degree candidate. Detailed instructions will be provided in upcoming spring 2024 correspondence.

The number of guests students may invite is not restricted and tickets are not required. The doors to the room will not open until 9:00 a.m. Seating is first come - first serve.

The Scottish Rite Cathedral will have a limited amount of designated parking; however, street parking is available, as well as several lots and garages in the area.

IUI commencement info

All FSPH graduates will need to order regalia (cap and gown) to wear for the school ceremony.

Order regalia