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!

Please enter your name and email address for a chance at receiving some great gifts and so that we know that you stopped by.

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!

The deadline for ordering your graduation apparel has passed. For further assistance, please contact our dedicated Herff Jones representative, Patrick Cavazos at

Reminders from the Commencement Team

  • The time has come to reserve your ticket for Commencement. In accordance with its COVID-19 protocols, Indiana University is planning in-person May Commencement ceremonies at all of its campuses for graduates only. More details for attending Commencement will be shared soon. Family and friends may join the celebration virtually at

    Reserve your ticket for Graduate Commencement

    Reserve your ticket for Undergraduate Commencement

  • 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.