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2021 Commencement Update

In accordance with its COVID-19 protocols, Indiana University Bloomington is planning in-person May Commencement ceremonies at all of its campuses for graduates only. Details for attending Commencement and having family and friends join virtually will be shared soon. Please let us know your interest in attending.

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Dressing for Commencement

All candidates for all degrees must wear custom IU apparel at Commencement and related robed activities. Custom IU apparel can be rented on the Herff Jones website. Order by April 5 to get the best deal; rental prices from April 6 until orders close on April 12 are increased by $75. Students who arrive at in-person Commencement activities with non-custom IU apparel will not be permitted to participate in the event. 

All 2020 graduates who ordered and paid for official caps, tassels, gowns, hoods, and stoles will receive the complimentary use of gowns (and hoods if you earned a graduate degree) to wear at Commencement. Bring your cap, tassel (and stole if you earned an undergraduate degree). You will be contacted by Herff Jones before Commencement to arrange the use of complementary apparel.