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IU 2021 commencement in photos

May 17, 2021

Indiana University awarded more than 21,000 degrees to 2021 graduates during commencement ceremonies at campuses across the state this month. Some members of the Class of 2020 also participated in the outdoor celebrations after last year’s ceremonies were canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The graduates represented all 92 Indiana counties, every state and 143 countries.

IU Bloomington

A close-up of a graduate wearing a cream-and-crimson IU mask
Graduates wearing caps and gowns stand in the bleachers of Memorial Stadium
Photos by James Brosher and Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University

IU Southeast

Graduates sit in white folding chairs facing Caesar's amphitheater
A white bow on the back of a graduation cap is decorated with 'IUS 2020'
Photos by Chris Meyer and Alex Kumar

IU Kokomo

A graduate wears a mortar board decorated with the words 'not even a pandemic could stop me'
A drone shot from above of graduates sitting in a parking lot near the IU Kokomo Pavilion
Photos by James Brosher, Indiana University

IU South Bend

A student turns the tassel on her mortarboard during IU South Bend's outdoor commencement
A close-up of graduates holding red Indiana University diploma covers
Photos by James Brosher, Indiana University

IU Northwest

A graduate raises her hands in celebration while walking to stage
White and red tulips are pictured with commencement in the background
Photos by James Brosher, Indiana University

IU East

The IU East commencement stage is reflected in a graduate's sunglasses
A drone shot from above of graduates seated in rows in a parking lot facing a stage
Photos by Chris Meyer, Indiana University


A graduate holds her arms up in celebration
Graduates sit in rows of white chairs facing a stage decorated in crimson
Photos by Liz Kaye, Indiana University


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