Please see the important details about 2021 Spring Commencement.

May 2021 Graduation Ceremonies

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

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

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


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.

Candidates for graduation will have access to complimentary online ticket reservations, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern on Monday, April 5, 2021 until Friday, April 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern..  A limit of (4) guest tickets per graduating student will be permitted.  Children who have reached their second birthday will also require a ticket. Beginning May 3, 2021, at 8 a.m. Eastern, unclaimed tickets can be accessed based on availability. There will be a maximum of two (2) additional tickets, if available. Candidates for graduation will be emailed a direct and specific link that will be unique to their specific ceremony.  Please continue to regularly check your Sycamores email address for updated information from the Provost regarding instructions for how your digital tickets may be reserved through Ticketmaster by using your ISU Sycamores email address. As a reminder, the deadline to reserve these 4 tickets is Friday, April 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern. The process for reserving additional tickets, if any are available, will end on May 6, at 4:30 p.m.

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

If you have any questions about Commencement tickets, please call the Hulman Center Ticket Office at 877-ISU-TIXS.

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