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Bloomington Commencement Feature

Making Plans for Family

Check out our section for out-of-town guests to help your friends and family make plans to attend.

No Tickets, No Reserved Seats, Free Parking

Commencement is free and open to the public. There are no tickets and no reserved seats. Parking is free.

Student Info

Graduation Photographs and DVDs

Students, families, and friends are welcome to take photographs at any point during the ceremony.

Formal Portraits

GradImages takes formal graduation portraits each fall and spring at GradFair.

Graduation Day Photos

The Commencement team hires a photographer to take pictures of each graduate in cap and gown before the ceremony. You do not need to sign up for these photographs in advance, but you may do so if you choose. If you don't prearrange backstage photos, you will be given a card to fill out when you arrive at the lineup area. The photographer will take your picture as you process into the arena. Proofs and order forms will be mailed to your permanent address after graduation.

Ceremony Videos

Videos of the complete ceremony are available for purchase from the WTIU Shop, a service of the IU public television station.

Live Stream and Archived Online Video

A live stream and an archived online video of each Commencement ceremony is available at

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