Coronavirus COVID-19 News
Indiana University is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our graduates and their families and friends. Due to the pandemic, all IU campus Commencements have been postponed. Please visit commencement.iu.edu for the latest information.
We also welcome you to email the Commencement team if you have concerns.
Dear 2020 Graduate,
We know you’ve worked incredibly hard to reach Commencement. You earned your degree and deserve to celebrate with everyone who has helped you on this journey. All of us at IU look forward to officially and publicly recognizing your achievements as soon as the COVID-19 situation permits.
- If you’ve already ordered your cap and gown, or if you are considering doing so, here are some facts to consider:Last Friday, it was announced that Commencement was postponed, not cancelled. (Please note that a rescheduled date has not yet been set.) So, if you have already ordered, and were planning to pick up your cap and gown on campus, we can help. Instead of you coming to campus for pickup, we have arranged with our academic apparel partner, Herff Jones, to ship your cap and gown directly to your home address. Please follow this link to provide your home shipping information: www.herffjones.com/HomeDelivery.
- If you have ordered your cap and gown but know that you will not be able to participate in a later Commencement, you may still want your cap and gown for your own photos with family and friends. Your shipment will include a return shipping label which you can use to return the gown after your celebration. Please follow this link to provide your home shipping information: www.herffjones.com/HomeDelivery.
- You can also change your order so that it does not include a gown, or cancel your entire order, if you choose. Instructions for changing or cancelling your order are available at this link: www.herffjones.com/collegereturns. Refunds are available up until your previously scheduled Commencement date of May 12.
- If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown but were planning to do so, online orders will continue through April 15, with no shipping or late fees imposed.
If you have any questions about your Commencement apparel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and for all other Commencement questions, please email email@example.com. Congratulations on graduating—we look forward to celebrating your success with you soon!
The Commencement Team
Commencement is an exciting time at Indiana University South Bend when we recognize and celebrate the academic achievements of our students as they begin their lives beyond the university. Your Commencement ceremony will be a memorable day for you, your family, and your friends.
Each year during the Commencement ceremony, the Chancellor recognizes several students for achievements and accomplishments during their time at IU South Bend.
Share your journey to Commencement with us for the chance to be recognized at the 2020 ceremony.