Annual Events


New Faculty Welcome
At the New Faculty Welcome, newly-hired faculty are introduced to the academic work at IUPUI and especially to resources created to ensure their success. In addition to welcoming messages from campus administrators, there are opportunities for networking and presentations about research, teaching, and service on campus.

Celebration of Faculty Service 
The Celebration of Faculty Service  recognizes faculty celebrating milestone anniversaries of employment with IUPUI and is held annually during the fall semester.  

Plater Institute
The William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning was established in 2006 to recognize the leadership of Bill Plater who served as IUPUI’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties from 1987 to 2006.  The Institute provides an opportunity for the campus community and its constituents throughout the Indianapolis area to build upon his commitment to excellence in teaching and learning by collectively exploring significant issues in higher education that will influence the future of learning.

Last Lecture
The Last Lecture offers the University community the opportunity to hear reflections on life’s lessons and meaning from a retired or current IUPUI colleague of exceptional merit.  The lecturer will be asked to share with students, staff, faculty, and the general public the wisdom he or she gained through academic pursuits and life experiences and to distill a life of inquiry, reflection, and service into guidelines and advice for successive generations.

Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust Remembrance Day is a time for faculty, staff, students, and our community to come together to remember the victims of the Holocaust. The event is scheduled around the time designated by the United Nations General Assembly to honor and remember the Holocaust, its victims, their families, and also the survivors. This event is cosponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Honors Convocation
The Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation is a celebration of the outstanding achievements made by IUPUI faculty and students across all areas of IUPUI’s mission: excellence in teaching and learning; excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity; excellence in civic engagement; and excellence in diversity, collaboration, and best practices.

Faculty Retiree Luncheon
The Faculty Retiree Luncheon is cohosted by the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor.  The celebration honors the work and careers of retiring faculty. Sharing the celebration with the retirees and administration are school deans and department chairs. The program includes a retiring faculty speaker and gift presentation. A special booklet containing tributes written for each retiree is distributed.