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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 5, 8:30 p.m., in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Students are introduced, but degrees are not conferred. Students may bring as many guests as they wish to the event; tickets are not required. Invitations are mailed in March after spring break.

The second is the official Indiana University Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. in Memorial Stadium. The program includes the conferral of your degree. Again, students may bring as many guests as they wish, and 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 Recognition Events

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.

  • College of Arts and Sciences (includes Art and Design, Global and International Studies and Media)
    • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kelley School of Business
    • Undergraduate Senior Recognition
    • Graduate Accounting Programs (3/2 M.B.A. and M.S.A.) Recognition Ceremony and Brunch
    • M.B.A. Recognition
    • M.S.I.S. Recognition Ceremony and Dinner
    • Kelley Direct M.B.A. and M.S. Programs Celebration
    • Kelley Online Programs Recognition Ceremony
  • School of Education
    • Convocation
  • School of Informatics and Computing
    • Undergraduate Student Recognition Celebration
    • Graduate Student Recognition Celebration
  • Maurer School of Law
    • Reception
    • Luncheon
    • Recognition Ceremony
  • School of Nursing
    • Recognition Ceremony and Reception
  • School of Optometry
    • Awards Dinner and Awards Ceremony
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
    • Undergraduate Reception and Program
    • Master's Recognition Ceremony
    • Ph.D. Recognition Ceremony, Dinner, and Hooding Ceremony
  • School of Public Health
    • 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
    • Baccalaureate Celebration
    • Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
    • International Student Reception
    • Student-Athlete Recognition Celebration

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