First Virtual Commencement Planned At Indiana University

(BLOOMINGTON) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University Bloomington will host its first virtual commencement ceremony at 5 p.m. Dec. 19 to celebrate the Class of 2020.

A link to the event will be posted at and has been communicated to graduates via electronic and printed invitations.

“IU’s 2020 graduates courageously and patiently navigated one of the most challenging years in university history, as the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed our campuses and lives,” IU President Michael A. McRobbie said. “We are immensely proud of their academic accomplishments and their role in keeping IU’s campuses safe, and we look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements.

Kheng Hua Tan

This year’s speaker is IU alumnus and actress Kheng Hua Tan. A highly respected award-winning actress and producer in Southeast Asia for many years, she is now also recognized all over the world for her performance as Constance Wu’s mother in “Crazy Rich Asians.”

“We are also pleased that our newest graduates will get to hear from alumna and actress Kheng Hua Tan, who delivered an inspiring address during IU’s Bicentennial Celebration last fall and whose story serves as an example of the transformative power of an IU education.”