We are so glad that you could join us! As you explore this page, you will find everything you need to know to prepare for Commencement 2021. Make sure you go through the page in order; you wouldn’t want to miss out on information about:

  • ordering graduation apparel, announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and keepsakes;
  • joining the IU Alumni Association;
  • completing your graduation checklist;
  • and much more!

Congratulations on being a 2021 or 2020 IU graduate, and we hope you have fun preparing for your special Commencement experience!

Now, let’s jump into GradFair. Your first stop is IU Barnes & Noble Bookstore, which will share information about ordering diploma frames and much more!

Join our family, be IU PROUD!


By providing your name and email above, you have a chance to win a 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.

Your next 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 Herff Jones representative guides you through ordering some IU Commencement essentials. Ordering for Commencement apparel is now closed.

Reminders from the Commencement Team

  • The Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 7, 2021 for Graduate students and for Undergraduates, Saturday, May 8, 2021. The ceremonies are open to any student who has earned or will have earned an IU Bloomington degree from January 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021 or in any month of the 2020 calendar year.

  • 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!

  • If you have any further questions or concerns about the 2021 Commencement ceremony, please contact the University Events Commencement Team by email at, or by phone at 812-855-3762.