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Bloomington Commencement Feature

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Welcome to Indiana University Bloomington's Commencement website. IU Bloomington holds Commencement exercises in May and December. There is no summer ceremony.

December Commencement

December Commencement, also called Winter Commencement, will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 10 a.m. in Assembly Hall, 1001 E. 17th Street in Bloomington. There is a single ceremony. Students who have completed requirements between September and December are invited to participate in Winter Commencement.

May Commencement

May Commencement, also called Spring Commencement, takes place in two sessions. In 2017, the Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, 3 p.m., in Assembly Hall, 1001 E. 17th Street in Bloomington.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in Memorial Stadium, 1001 E. 17th Street in Bloomington.

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