Graduate Ceremony

2021 Commencement Update

In accordance with its COVID-19 protocols, Indiana University Bloomington is planning in-person May Commencement ceremonies at all of its campuses for graduates only. Details for attending Commencement and having family and friends join virtually will be shared soon. Please let us know your interest in attending.

Are you interested in attending in-person?

During the ceremony

Commencement is rich in tradition and pageantry. The ceremony includes a Commencement speaker and the conferral of degrees.

Diploma covers and diplomas

Graduates receive handsome diploma covers during the ceremony. If graduates do not attend the ceremony, they can purchase diploma covers at the IU Bookstore. Whether you attend Commencement or not, your diploma will be mailed to your STUDENT HOME address (as specified in One.IU.edu) 8 to 12 weeks after your degree completion is verified.

After the ceremony

Grads must return apparel in the mailer provided by Herff Jones. Failure to return apparel may result in a fine.

Questions? We are committed to making Commencement a memorable day for you.

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