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Masked and distanced graduates and a limited number of faculty and administrators celebrated commencement for the Indiana University South Bend classes of 2020 and 2021 May 12. The event was held outdoors on the IU South Bend campus, where the two classes combined received 357 Master’s Degrees, 1,608 Bachelors Degrees, and 36 Associates Degrees.  IU President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the event, his last commencement before his retirement in June. IU South Bend Chancellor Susan Elrod, whose first commencement as chancellor in 2020 was delayed due to the pandemic, delivered her first in person commencement address to graduates.  “Your ability to adapt to…

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More than 980 degrees will be conferred on Wednesday, May 12 at an outdoor commencement ceremony for the 2021 graduates of Indiana University South Bend. The 1,017 graduates of the Class of 2020, whose commencement was celebrated virtually last year due to the pandemic, are invited to be recognized as well. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will take place on the IU South Bend campus. All Indiana…

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In accordance with its COVID-19 policies, Indiana University South Bend is planning in-person, outdoor commencement for Wednesday, May 12. In-person attendance will be limited to graduates only; family and friends are invited to attend commencement virtually, along with faculty and staff. IU South Bend’s ceremony is being planned in consultation with county health departments and IU's Medical Response Team, which has led the university's comprehensive public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic for almost…

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