2021 Summer Graduates

Ball State University will host in-person Commencement ceremonies for all of our Summer 2021 graduates on Saturday, July 24, in Worthen Arena.

The order of ceremonies, organized by colleges, will be as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. – R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, College of Fine Arts, College of Sciences and Humanities, and Teachers College
  • 1:00 p.m. – Miller College of Business, College of Communication, Information, and Media, and College of Health

As health conditions in our community continue to improve, and consistent with recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we will no longer be requiring tickets or a four-person guest limit for each graduate. In accordance with the updated COVID-19 campus restrictions, those graduates and attendees who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a face mask. For graduates and attendees who are not fully vaccinated, face masks will be required.

The Commencement Office will communicate further details to those who have registered in the final weeks leading up to the ceremonies. If you are a graduate who plans to attend Summer Commencement and did not register before the deadline of June 28, please email commencement@bsu.edu.

All Summer 2021 graduates must complete the following three steps:

Step 1: Apply to Graduate

Complete the official graduation application by the appropriate deadline. The deadlines to apply for graduation are:

  • Tuesday, June 1 (graduate students)
  • Monday, June 28 (undergraduate students)

If you are a graduate student who missed the application deadline, please contact the Graduate School at 765-285-1291.

If you are an undergraduate student who missed the application deadline, please contact Upper Division Advising at 765-285-5490.

Step 2: Register for Commencement

Complete the Commencement registration form to let us know your plan to attend Commencement.

The deadline to submit this form was Monday, June 28. If you are a graduate who plans to attend Summer Commencement and did not register before the deadline, please email commencement@bsu.edu.

Step 3: Order Your Cap and Gown

Order your cap and gown online by Friday, June 25, to have your items shipped to your home.

You can also purchase your cap and gown in-person at the Ball State Bookstore in the Art and Journalism Building.

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Have questions? Can't find what you're looking for? Please contact us for more information.

Commencement Office

Administration Building, Room AD 101
2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN USA 47306

Academic Year: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.