2021 Commencement Update
The time has come to reserve your ticket for Commencement. In accordance with its COVID-19 protocols, Indiana University Northwest is planning in-person May Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 13 for graduates only. More details for attending Commencement will be shared soon. Family and friends may join the celebration virtually at commencement.iu.edu
What you’ll need to do to attend Commencement in person
After you get your ticket, you’ll need follow these steps to ensure the health and safety of yourself and fellow graduates at your in-person Commencement ceremony.
Attending Commencement in person and fully vaccinated
If you receive your final COVID-19 shot at least 14 days before the commencement ceremony, by Thursday, April 29, 2021 — and report it to IU —you won’t need two negative COVID tests to attend.
If you aren’t vaccinated
- Receive a first negative COVID-19 test result between May 7 - 10. This test may be taken at the IU Northwest campus mitigation testing site, or submitted from an off-campus testing facility if you are not near your IU campus. 2020 Graduates can submit your off-campus COVID-19 Test Results here. 2021 Graduates go through one.iu.edu to report your COVID-19 Test Results.
- Receive a second negative COVID-19 test result between May 11 - 12. This test must be taken at the IU Northwest campus mitigation testing site prior to the Commencement ceremony.
Wear a mask and practice social distancing for the duration of the ceremony.
Order your apparel before April 19.
All candidates for degrees must wear custom IU apparel at Commencement. Students rent their gowns and return them after the ceremony. Graduates keep their caps, tassels, and (if they received undergraduate degrees) stoles of gratitude.
More Commencement Information
If you have any further questions or concerns about the 2021 Commencement ceremony, please contact the Office of Campus Events at email@example.com or 219-980-6803.