Fort Wayne, Ind. – In close collaboration with university leaders, commencement will be held in-person on Friday, June 18 at the Memorial Coliseum.
The ceremony will include both IU Fort Wayne and Purdue Fort Wayne students from this year’s graduating Class of 2021, as well as those who graduated in 2020 but missed out on a formal commencement ceremony as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The event will also be livestreamed.
There will be some necessary modifications to the ceremony, and the university will continue to meet or exceed guidance from the state and county health departments and other public health authorities. We fully expect that masks will be required except for the moment graduates walk across the stage and are photographed. Due to social distancing protocols, tickets likely will be required and limited to 2–4 tickets per participating graduate, and there will be no after-party following the event.
Additionally, depending on anticipated numbers, we may need to schedule two ceremonies that day to accommodate graduates and their guests.
Many details are still forthcoming, and the university will communicate additional information during the coming weeks. Please continue to check your email for more information.