Whether you're considering applying to the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, have just been admitted and need to create an academic plan, or want to explore minors, additional programs, or change your major, our advisors can help. You can schedule an appointment with us year-round and we offer walk-in hours during the fall and spring semesters to help guide your academic plan and decisions.
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We can assist you with your academic planning through scheduled appointments, drop-in hours, and phone appointments, if you're away from Bloomington. Our goal is to help you throughout your undergraduate academic career and provide you with the necessary tools to successfully plan your scholastic experience.
Some reasons to visit us include the following:
- You are thinking about studying abroad
- You are experiencing academic difficulty
- You want to apply for an O’Neill minor or certificate
- You need to discuss graduation requirements
- You are considering changing your major
And, of course, if you have questions about scheduling courses.
During the fall and spring semesters, we offer drop-in advising hours from 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more in-depth questions like discussing study abroad, scheduling your next semester, or general academic planning, please make an appointment with your advisor using SAS. We cannot accommodate unscheduled phone-in or drop-in advising for detailed issues. We offer appointments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are not in Bloomington, please indicate if you would like to conduct your meeting via "phone" or "Skype" or "Zoom" when typing the reason for your appointment.
Review your Academic Advising Report from One.IU prior to all advising sessions—drop-in or appointment.
You must apply to graduate
IU Bloomington does not automatically award degrees once requirements are completed; you need to declare your intention by completing a graduation application.
Graduation Application Due Date
If you are graduating in December 2020, you should complete your graduation application by May 1st, 2020. The graduation application will become available at the beginning of April. Applying for graduation by the due date ensures that you’ll receive correspondence regarding the IU Commencement Ceremony, and that your name will be printed in the commencement program. Make sure that your address is correct in One.IU, so that you receive your commencement information and diploma.
The Indiana University Commencement Ceremony is held twice a year—in May for May and July graduates, and in December for December graduates. All aspects of the ceremony are coordinated through the Office of University Events and Commencement Services including times, parking, cap and gown rental, and directions for students and parents.
O'Neill Recognition Ceremony
We host our own annual Recognition Ceremony, the Friday evening preceding May Commencement. Our ceremony includes O'Neill speakers, recognition of each student, followed by a reception. Any student graduating in December (of the preceding year), May, or July of that academic year is welcome to participate. In May 2020, all recognition ceremonies on campus have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The O'Neill School will be providing a virtual recognition ceremony for all graduating students.
Recognition Ceremony for Students Graduating in May
The May 2020 in-person recognition ceremony has been canceled. The O'Neill School will be publishing a virtual recognition ceremony on broadcast.iu during the month of May. O'Neill School leadership will celebrate student success in a video that individually recognizes each graduating student. Graduating students will be informed when the video is released.
For questions, please contact the Undergraduate Programs Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 812-855-0635.
Changing your Graduation Date
What if you intend to graduate in May, apply for May graduation, and find that you need to take a summer course after all? Or you've planned an extra semester, but decide to finish early? Not to worry—simply contact the O'Neill advising office to submit a change of graduation date form—do not reapply for graduation. But, do note that we don’t automatically roll your graduation date over to the next date if you do not graduate as planned. You must apply for a change in your graduation date if you intend to graduate later than anticipated.
O’Neill Undergraduate Programs Office
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
1315 E. Tenth Street, Room 240
Bloomington, IN 47405
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday