How to Prepare

2021 Commencement Update

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

Congratulations on your academic achievement.

As you wrap up your time at Indiana University, the days leading up to Commencement are busy and full of details big and small. Use the checklist below to stay on track.

Graduation checklist

Determine your eligibility

You are encouraged to participate in the 2021 Spring Commencements if you are

  • A graduate student or undergraduate who plans to complete the requirements for graduation by the end of the 2021 spring term
  • A graduate student or undergraduate who plans to complete degree work by the end of the 2021 summer term
  • A graduate student or undergraduate who completed the requirements for graduation on any date in 2020

Candidates completing degree requirements in the 2021 fall term will participate in the December ceremony. There is no summer ceremony.



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.

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