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Commencement

Bloomington Commencement Feature

Attention: IU Kelley School of Business Undergrads!

In May, all Kelley undergrads are invited to attend two events, both of which are significant.

The first is Kelley's own Senior Recognition on Friday, May 8, at the IU Auditorium. The first recognition begins at 12:15 p.m. and the second begins at 3 p.m. Students may select to attend the recognition that best fits into their schedule. Students are introduced, but degrees are not conferred. Each student may bring four guests to the event; tickets are required. Invitations are mailed in March after spring break.

The second is the official Indiana University Commencement Exercises on Saturday, at 10 a.m. in Memorial Stadium. The program includes the conferral of your degree. Students may bring as many guests as they wish; tickets are not required.  Invitations are mailed in March after spring break.

Read This Before Booking Your Hotel

Almost all May graduates take part in two events: their school’s recognition ceremony and formal Commencement exercises. In many cases, the recognition celebration is on one day and Commencement on another. You will want to take this into account when making travel plans and booking accommodations for Commencement weekend.

School and Club Celebrations

Every spring, most schools and several other organizations hold festive recognition events and celebrations before or after the main May Commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday. All told, there are more than 100 special events held over spring Commencement Weekend. Each school or department issues its own invitations and makes its own arrangements. Some schools and other organizations also hold special events surrounding December Commencement.

  • Kelley School of Business
    • 3/2 M.B.A. and M.S.A. Recognition Ceremony and Lunch
    • M.B.A. Recognition
    • M.S.I.S. Recognition Ceremony and Dinner
    • Kelley Direct Graduate Programs Celebration
    • Kelley Direct Graduate and Executive Degree Programs
    • Undergraduate Senior Recognition
    • Kelley Executive Degree Programs Celebration
  • College of Arts and Sciences (includes Global and International Studies and Media)
    • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
    • Convocation
  • School of Informatics and Computing
    • Graduate Student Recognition Celebration
    • Undergraduate Student Celebration
  • Maurer School of Law
    • Reception
    • Luncheon
    • Recognition Ceremony
  • Jacobs School of Music
    • Recognition Ceremony and Reception
  • School of Nursing
    • Recognition Ceremony and Reception
  • School of Optometry
    • Awards Dinner and Ceremony
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
    • Ph.D. Recognition Ceremony and Dinner and Hooding Ceremony
    • Master's Recognition Ceremony
    • Undergraduate Reception and Program
  • School of Public Health (formerly HPER)
    • Recognition Ceremony and Reception
  • School of Social Work
    • Recognition Ceremony and Reception
  • Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC)
    • Air Force
      • Air Force Commissioning Ceremony
    • Army
      • Army Commissioning Ceremony
      • Army Reception
  • Other Special Events
    • Asian Culture Center's End of the Year Recognition and Student Awards Picnic
    • Baccalaureate Celebration
    • Black Student Recognition Ceremony
    • GLBT Rainbow Dinner
    • International Student Reception
    • Latino Congratulatory Ceremony
    • Student-Athlete Recognition Celebration

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