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ISU’s virtual Spring Commencement will be May 16

April 13, 2020

Indiana State University’s virtual commencement for Spring 2020 will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Dr. Mike Licari, ISU Provost, announced Monday.

ISU announced last month that the in-person graduation scheduled for Hulman Center would be canceled because of COVID-19 and calls from federal, state, and local officials to limit gatherings of people.

The construction schedule for Hulman Center’s renovation prevented trying to reschedule the in-person ceremony. Spring graduates will have the option to walk in Winter Commencement in December.

Details on the virtual commencement website will be forthcoming.

All students who applied for graduation will receive a commencement package in the mail prior to the ceremony. It will include a diploma cover; tassel; honors stole and/or hood (where appropriate); a Sycamore leaf lapel pin from the Alumni Association; and a commencement program.

Students are asked to log in to their MyISU Portal to make sure their permanent mailing address is accurate.

The ISU Barnes and Noble Bookstore has made its site live for ordering regalia. Graduates may follow this link to order caps, gowns, and other items: 

Students will be able to access the virtual commencement website in advance to submit a photo for their name card.

Graduates are encouraged to share pictures and screen shots of their at-home celebrations, using the hashtag #State2020Grad.

Media contact:

Mark Alesia, Director of University Communication

(O) 812-237-3837

(C) 812-229-8020

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