Virtual Commencement Stream -- May 16, 2020

Fall 2020 Live Graduation Ceremonies

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, ISU will be hosting several, smaller, live graduation ceremonies for the Fall 2020 commencement in December. Students will be limited to inviting 4 ticketed guests and all will be required to have pre-issued tickets in order to attend the ceremonies. Only students from Spring 2020 (who responded that they plan on walking in December on the survey), Summer 2020, and those who are eligible to actually graduate in Fall 2020 will be able to participate in commencement ceremonies in December.

The deadline to register for participation in the December 2020 Commencement ceremonies was October 15, 2020.  Due to the need for advanced firm headcounts, and proper social distancing resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, those who apply after October 15 will not be eligible to walk in December.  No exceptions will be made.  

Please complete this form to indicate your interest in walking during the May 2021 commencement ceremony. Due to limitations of the December ceremony, students who were unable to walk will be allowed to walk in May 2021 by completing this form. As we get into the spring 2021 semester, we will communicate more details regarding the ceremony. Spring 2021 commencement is currently scheduled for May 8, 2021.

Below are our current ceremony plans for December 11 and December 12, 2020 (*subject to change):

Graduate Degree Ceremony | Friday, December 11, Hulman Center

Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Eastern

Undergraduate Ceremonies | Saturday, December 12, Hulman Center

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

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

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

*Plans subject to change, depending on state and federal restrictions related to COVID-19.  All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Important Information

Participation in the December ceremonies will be open only to students who registered before our deadline on October 15, 2020, and are eligible to actually graduate in December or have already officially graduated in Spring or Summer 2020. 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.

Tickets will be made available beginning at 7:00 a.m. EDT, on November 2, 2020 via THIS LINK.

Live Stream

We understand how very important it is to have your loved ones join you in celebrating your tremendous accomplishment.  Since we are unable to offer unlimited seating for your guests, we will make sure that our ceremonies are available via live-streaming, so that all of your friends and family may have the opportunity to see you walk! Links will be made available on this page on Friday, December 11, 2020, to view the Graduate ceremony, and on Saturday, December 12, 2020, to view the three separate Undergraduate ceremonies. 


TICKET INSTRUCTIONS are available here.

Capacity for Hulman Center has been reduced, due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Tickets will be required for entry to the appropriate college ceremony.  Candidates for graduation will have access to ticket sales online only, beginning November 2, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. Eastern.  Students have been emailed a direct and specific link that is unique to their ceremony, where they may sign in with their ISU email address to reserve tickets.  Please check your Sycamores email address regularly.  It is highly recommended for students to sign-in to their Ticketmaster account and reset their password before November 2.  A maximum of four (4) tickets may be selected per student for their guests.  Children who have reached their second birthday will also require a ticket.  Students with guests needing ADA seating must contact the Hulman Center Ticket Office at 1-877-ISU-TIXS to obtain those ADA tickets, beginning November 2, 2020, at 7:00 a.m.   ADA seating is limited and will be assigned based on availability. These ADA tickets will be included as a part of the four (4) ticket limit.  All tickets will be issued to the student via mobile ticketing and must be forwarded directly to the guest.  Please refer to enclosures for more detailed ticket instructions.  For further information regarding tickets please contact the Hulman Center Ticket Office at 1-877-ISU-TIXS, or email

Information on how to TRANSFER TICKETS to your guests may be found here.

DVD Orders and Photographs

DVD copies of both the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies will be available for ordering.  Please use the DVD order form to place your order. Orders received after January 15, 2021, will not be accepted or processed.  Information regarding photographs is also included on the second page of the DVD order form.  


Caps and gowns can be ordered online from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Invitations and other accessories may also be ordered through the bookstore. They can be reached at (812) 232-2665 for questions.


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