How to Prepare

Graduation checklist

Two students at Commencement
Graduates and their guests taking pictures at the Sample Gates
A person in Commencement apparel

Determine your eligibility

If you have earned or will be earning any degree from IU Bloomington at any time during the 2020 calendar year, you are eligible to participate in an online Commencement ceremony that will be held on Saturday, December 19, at 5 p.m. EST. A link to the ceremony will be provided to you via both printed and email invitations during the fall 2020 semester. Graduates, we hope you and your family and friends will join us for this official occasion, at which your degree will be formally conferred.



Printed invitations for Commencement are mailed to permanent home addresses on file with the registrar about six weeks before the ceremonies (November in the fall, and March in the spring).

At the same time, emails are sent to all students informing them that the invitations have been sent to their homes. One of the best ways to make sure you receive all mailings is to apply for graduation.

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

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