Hillary Campos in graduation regalia

In their words: Hillary Campos reflects on graduating during the pandemic

This is the first story in a series in which students set to graduate in December reflect on how their final semester at Illinois State University has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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Commencement ceremonies available December 12

Illinois State will present the ceremonies online to celebrate the achievements of the 2020 winter graduates. The recorded ceremonies will be available on the Commencement website by December 12.
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10 things every new Illinois State grad should know

Illinois State's Alumni Association wants to leave you with some quick tips on how to fully take advantage of your new status as a Redbird alum.
Tristen Sharp ‘20

Setback to comeback: Message of perseverance defines Class of 2020

It would have been poetic for Tristen Sharp to go from not knowing if she’d ever be able to put one foot in front of the other again to walking across the stage at Redbird Arena.
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Redbird Roundup Commencement Edition: Celebrating the Class of 2020

The unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic didn't stop the Illinois State community from celebrating the Class of 2020!
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Touching home: Tristen Sharp never lost sight of goals while fighting for her own life

Life has stood at the mound and thrown graduating Illinois State student Tristen Sharp everything in its arsenal.
Mark Murdoch (left) at the County Line Orchard in Indiana

In their words: Mark Murdoch reflects on graduating during the coronavirus pandemic

This is the third story in a four-part series in which students set to graduate in May reflect on how their final semester at Illinois State University has been impacted by the coronavirus...
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Commencement ceremonies going online for spring 2020 

Students who will graduate in the spring and summer of 2020 will have two opportunities to celebrate. 
Maria Villalobos on the Quad

In their words: Maria Villalobos reflects on graduating during the coronavirus pandemic

As a second-year graduate student at Illinois State University, I can confidently say that the end of our college career has been nothing like what we were expecting it to be.
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In their words: Maggie McReynolds reflects on graduating during the coronavirus pandemic

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, was a difficult day for all Redbirds. Particularly, the graduating seniors. March 17 is the day that the University announced that classes would officially move from...