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Ivy Tech Community College South Bend-Elkhart Commencement Ceremony

This event is ticketed. Tickets will be required for entryGreen Tickets will be honored. Tickets will begin arriving in the mail on Monday, May 10th.

The ceremony will also be live streamed on our Facebook page (@IvyTechSBE) and YouTube channel (Ivy Tech South Bend-Elkhart).


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Four Winds Field

501 W. South St., South Bend, IN 46601

Ceremony will start at 10:00 AM


Students are required to arrive prior to the ceremony for check in.

You will check in and line up in Lot C adjacent to the 1st Source Performance Center.

Students need to arrive and check in at the time listed here based on the first letter of their last name.


8:30 AM

8:50 AM

9:10 AM

1st letter of last name

A, D, E, G, L, N, O, S, Y

1st letter of last name

B, H, I, M, R, T, V

1st letter of last name

C, F, J, K, P, Q, U, W, Z


Parking is free and will be available at the public/visitor Four Winds Field lots, with the exception of the reserved lots.


Guests will enter through Gates A and B (tickets are required).



We will follow COVID protocol. Plans may change based on county and state determinations. 

  • Masks are required while you are at the event.
  • You will be expected to maintain social distancing.
  • We encourage you to use hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently.
  • Do not report if you are showing symptoms or have been in close contact and do not have a vaccine.  


  • There is no place to keep personal belongings during the ceremony. Please leave purses and other personal items with a friend or family member during the ceremony, or leave the items at home.
  • By the time you are ready to line up with your group, you should be dressed in your cap and gown. There is no separate dressing room for graduates.
  • Wear flat comfortable shoes. You will be walking down steps and across grass and dirt.
  • You will sit in the same order in which you line up -- by school.
  • You will be directed to the front when it is time for you to receive your diploma cover.
  • For special accomodations, please contact Sandra Senatore-Roberts at ssenatorerobert@ivytech.edu


  • Be prepared for the weather. You may need a jacket or to dress in light weight clothing depending on temperature. You may want to wear sunscreen. You will be exposed to the weather which may include light rain.
  • Determinations for inclement weather will be made by 6:30 AM on the day of the ceremony.  Updates may be found on this website. In case of inclement weather on Saturday, the ceremony will be held at 2:00 on Sunday. All timings will adjust accordingly.