And now, a special message from senior Isabella Castillo:

Now, let’s jump into Gradfair. Your first stop is Herff Jones, where you can hear details about renting Commencement apparel, ordering class rings, and more!

Let's hear from Herff Jones!

Our representative, Patrick Cavazos, guides you through ordering some IU Commencement essentials.

Ordering for Commencement apparel is now closed. For questions concerning your apparel, or if you have not ordered yet, email Patrick Cavazos with Herff Jones at

Thanks, Patrick! Now, let's hear from the IU Alumni Association on becoming a member and joining IU Proud.

IUAA has something to say!

No matter where life takes us, Indiana University will always be a part of our story. IU is where we made lifelong friends, discovered our passions, and created lasting memories. At the IU Alumni Association, we believe your IU journey doesn't end at graduation. Our mission is to further the future of our alma mater and keep our more than 725,000 alumni connected for life.

Learn More About Joining IU Proud


By providing your name and email above, you have a chance to win this sherpa-lined blanket from the IU Alumni Association. There are many other gifts provided by our GradFair partners, so take a few seconds to complete the brief form.

That blanket sure looks cozy! Now IU Barnes & Noble Bookstore will share information about ordering diploma frames and much more!

See what the IUB Barnes & Noble bookstore has in store for you!

The IU Bloomington Barnes & Noble bookstore sells custom IU diploma frames and covers in a variety of styles to display your diploma with style!  Also, find your new alumni apparel and IU keepsakes.

Order Now

Whew, we've heard a lot of information so far! Let's take a quick break and learn about something really fun: this year's Cap Decorating Contest! We can't wait to see all the crazy and wonderful caps you'll create!

Last, but certainly not least, let's take a look at some important reminders and review the graduation checklist to ensure that you are ready for graduation and the Commencement ceremony.

The Commencement team has a few reminders for you:

  • The virtual Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 19, 5 p.m. EST, and is open to anyone who has earned or will have earned an IU Bloomington degree in any month of the 2020 calendar year.
  • We are hopeful that, within the context of public health guidance at that time, we will be able to host our 2020 graduates and their guests in-person and recognize you at the May 2021 Commencement. 
  • Check out the graduation checklist for more information on all the big and small details leading up to Commencement so you don’t miss a thing!

Graduation Checklist

If you have any further questions or concerns about the 2020 virtual Commencement ceremony, please contact University Events Commencement Team by email, iudegree@indiana.eduor phone, 812-855-3762.