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STUDENTS: Please follow THIS LINK for ceremony information.


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Winter Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2021.  We are planning for this to be an in-person event. Further details will be shared in early Fall.


In the event that you are unable to attend commencement at Indiana State University but would like to join in celebrating your graduate’s achievement, all in-person ceremonies will be viewable via livestream. The livestream links will be available on this page closer to the date of the ceremonies. Livestream video links will be activated just before each ceremony begins.

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ALL students are required to take the Sycamore Symptom Assessment by following this link, prior to attending one of our ceremonies. The link may also be found on the webpage on the right, under “Health Assessment Survey”.  Current students, please use your personal link sent to you via your Sycamores email address.  Each student will be asked to present a green checkmark, indicating that they are eligible to attend in-person activities on campus that day.

We request that ALL guests who are experiencing any symptoms (extreme shortness of breath, blue lips or face, chest pain or discomfort, severe dizziness, fever of 100.4 or greater, new or worsening cough, sore throat, whole body aches, vomiting, or diarrhea) or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days please stay and home and do not attend commencement in person. You will be able to watch the live stream of the event.


Below are ceremony times for our in-person Spring Commencement.  This commencement webpage will be updated regularly, to provide information to students and their loved ones. Additional questions should be directed to 

(Doors will open one hour before each ceremony)

FRIDAY, MAY 7 | Graduate Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. 

This ceremony will include all Doctoral, Master's, and EdS degree candidates.

SATURDAY, MAY 8 | Undergraduate Ceremonies  

Ceremony 1 at 10:00 a.m. | Bayh College of Education, College of Health and Human Services

Ceremony 2 at 2:00 p.m. | Scott College of Business, College of Technology

Ceremony 3 at 6:00 p.m. | College of Arts and Sciences

All times listed are Eastern.  


Previous graduates from Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2020 will be permitted to participate, as long as they were registered by the March 15, 2021 deadline.

Guests and non-current students (May & December 2020 graduates) should take the Sycamore Symptom Assessment by following this link, prior to attending one of our ceremonies. The link may also be found on the webpage on the right, under “Health Assessment Survey”.


Please follow THIS LINK to reserve your Commencement tickets and use your Sycamores email address to log in. 

In keeping with mitigation guidelines required for all events held in Hulman Center, all students participating in commencement, and their guests, will be required to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth.  Students must complete the daily health assessment, sent to them via their Sycamores email account, and must receive a green checkmark to participate in the ceremony.  Guests will not be admitted to Hulman Center without a ticket, and should not attend if they feel ill.

Capacity for Hulman Center has been reduced, due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Tickets will be required for entry to the appropriate college ceremony. Students with guests needing ADA seating must contact the Hulman Center Ticket Office at 1-877-ISU-TIXS to obtain those ADA tickets.

The deadline to reserve complimentary guest Commencement tickets is April 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.  A limit of (4) guest tickets per graduating student will be permitted.  Beginning Monday, May 3 at 8:00 a.m., unclaimed tickets, if any, will be available with a limit of two additional tickets per graduating student. There is not guarantee that there will be extra unclaimed tickets, but we recommend logging in as early as possible that morning to better your chances. Ticket numbers will vary by commencement ceremony. Children who have reached their second birthday will also require a ticket. 

Once you have reserved your tickets, you will need to transfer them to your guests. Please refer to the Mobile Ticket Transfer Guide. Once you have transferred your tickets, your guests will need to open the email to accept them AND add the tickets to their mobile device. Those guests without a Ticketmaster account will need to first create an account by choosing "Sign Up"—then follow the link in the email to accept tickets. Please have all steps completed by May 5. Do not wait until graduation day to transfer your tickets.  If all guests of the same graduate will be entering Hulman Center together, it is permissible for ONE guest to have all tickets on one mobile device, for presentation upon entry.  This option will only work if your group stays together and enters the doors at the same time.

Our ceremonies will also be live-streamed to allow your additional loved ones the opportunity to celebrate with you in real-time. 


Caps and gowns may be ordered online from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Other accessories may also be ordered through the bookstore. They can be reached at (812) 232-2665 for questions.  You can have your regalia shipped to you, or select "for in-store pick-up starting at Graduation Fair on April 28, 2021.  Graduates are encouraged to share photos of themselves in their regalia using  #State2021Grad and #StateAlum.  Go Sycamores!


For Commencement-related questions, please email

Undergraduate degree questions may be directed to the Office of Registration and Records, (812) 237-2020 or

Graduate degree questions may be directed to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at (812) 237-3005. 


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