The 2022 IU Bloomington Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.
All candidates for degrees must wear custom IU apparel at Commencement. Students rent their gowns and return them in the mailer provided by Herff Jones after the ceremony. Graduates keep their caps, tassels, and stoles of gratitude.
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
Graduates must return apparel in the mailer provided by Herff Jones. Failure to return apparel may result in a fine.