College Commencement

May 3, 2021

For thousands of Indiana college graduates, commencement 2020 meant logging onto Zoom. A year later, commencement still looks different in many ways, but a cap, gown, and maybe some sunblock will replace Zoom for some 2021 events.

Today we talk to commencement organizers, university health officials, and students ready to walk across the stage about what graduation looks like this year.

Produced by Micah Yason.


Doug Booher
Executive Director of University Events, Indiana University

Dr. Aaron Carroll
Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute

Chris Pass
Senior Assistant Registrar for Academic Records, Commencement and Graduation, Purdue University

Rachel Aryani
Graduating Senior and Student Body President, Indiana University Bloomington

Jacob Shircliff
Soon-To-Be Graduate and Senior Studying Psychology, IUPUI

Deja Brown
Winter 2020 Graduate and Student Studying Psychology and Africana Studies, IUPUI