IU’s first female President, Pamela Whitten, will give the commencement address for the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies. This will be the first time President Whitten will be a commencement speaker.
The last time an IU president gave a commencement address was in 2006, from former president Adam W. Herbert.
Past speeches have been delivered by Bob Chapek, IU alumnus and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, in 2022 and Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. in 2019. IU alumnus and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins spoke at the 2014 commencement.
The graduate commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall, and the undergraduate commencement ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, at Memorial Stadium.