Welcome to IU South Bend Virtual GradFair

We are so glad that you could join us! As you explore this page, you will find everything you need to prepare for Commencement 2021. Make sure you view the whole page in order to see all the information about:

  • ordering graduation apparel, announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and keepsakes;
  • joining the IU Alumni Association;
  • and completing your graduation checklist!

Congratulations on being a member of IU South Bend’s Class of 2021. We hope you have fun preparing for your Commencement experience!

Please enter your name and email address to let us know that you stopped by and for a chance at receiving some great gifts, including a free cap and gown, a sherpa-lined blanket from the IU Alumni Association, and other gifts.

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Message from William Horton, president of the IU South Bend Alumni Association

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See what the IU South Bend Barnes & Noble Bookstore has to offer in diploma frames and other IU South Bend and alumni merchandise!

The IU South Bend Barnes & Noble bookstore sells custom IU diploma frames and covers in a variety of styles to display your diploma with style!  Also, find your new alumni apparel and IU keepsakes. When shopping online search “Graduation.”

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Or shop in person: Hours 9 am-5 pm


IUAA has something to say!

No matter where life takes us, Indiana University will always be a part of our story. IU is where we made lifelong friends, discovered our passions, and created lasting memories. At the IU Alumni Association, we believe your IU journey doesn't end at graduation. Our mission is to further the future of our alma mater and keep our more than 725,000 alumni connected for life.

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Check out details from Herff Jones about renting Commencement apparel, ordering announcements, class rings, and more!

Visit to view and order your Commencement apparel and other fun grad merchandise by end-of-day on Sunday, April 11. Late orders can be placed April 12-19, but will incur a $75 late fee. Your order will be shipped directly to you.

Order your Commencement apparel now

If you have questions, our representative Patrick Cavazos with Herff Jones, can help you with your IU South Bend Commencement essentials. Contact Herff Jones

When you receive your order, decorate your cap and enter it in this year's Cap Decorating Contest! We can't wait to see all the crazy and wonderful caps you'll create!

When you share your design here #IUgradcap21, please add #IUSBGrad2021 so we can share your entry with our IU South Bend audience too!


The Commencement team has a few reminders for you:

  • Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 and is open to anyone who has earned or will have earned an IU South Bend degree by August 2021.
  • Verify you are eligible to graduate and update your name and address with the recorder at your school/college
  • Rent your cap and gown by end-of-day April 11 to avoid a late fee
  • Attend Titan Toast Wednesday, April 14 at 7 pm on Zoom. Register here
  • Check for record holds
  • Join IU Proud
  • Watch your IU email account for Commencement updates

If you have any further questions or concerns about the Commencement ceremony, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by email,, or phone, 574-520-4381.

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872