IRSC celebrates commencement with “Drive-In” ceremonies on May 3, 4, virtual ceremony May 5

news release

It’s been an academic year like no other. With drive and perseverance—hallmarks of Indian River State College Pioneers—more than 3,200 students will have degrees conferred this spring, marking the ninth consecutive year that the IRSC graduating class has exceeded 3,000. More than one-quarter of graduates (807) will earn Baccalaureate degrees; 1,950 earn Associate in Arts degrees, and; 495 earn Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degrees.

The College will hold its spring commencement ceremonies “drive-in” style on Monday, May 3, and Tuesday, May 4, at the IRSC Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex in Fort Pierce. Congressman Brian Mast, 18th Congressional District of Florida, will serve as commencement speaker for the May 3 ceremonies. The May 4 commencement addresses will be delivered by The Honorable Tobin “Toby” Overdorf, the Florida House of Representatives member from the 83rd district.

“Commencement is a special time in the lives of our graduates and for IRSC,” shares Dr. Timothy Moore, IRSC President. “This day is a celebration, and it’s a privilege to honor our students’ dedication, perseverance and great success. Indian River State College is only a starting point for so many individuals who will cross our stage and receive their diplomas. We look forward to the many future achievements of our 2021 graduates, across their lives and their careers.” 

Monday, May 3, 2021—Spring Commencement Drive-in Ceremonies

11:00 a.m.: Associate Degree Ceremony, graduates with last names beginning with A-F

3:00 p.m.: Associate Degree Ceremony, graduates with last names beginning with G-O

Tuesday, May 4, 2021—Spring Commencement Drive-in Ceremonies

11:00 a.m.: Associate Degree Ceremony, graduates with last names beginning with P-Z

3:00 p.m.: Bachelor’s Degree Ceremony

The College will present a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, May 5, for graduates who prefer a Commencement event that is not in-person. That ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube beginning at 11:00 a.m. Photos of graduates and a listing of their achievements will appear on screen as students’ names are called. Participants are encouraged to host watch parties with their friends and family, wear their regalia and move their tassel when their degree is conferred.

More than 77,000 students have graduated from IRSC over the past six decades, building a dynamic workforce pipeline and extending economic opportunity to students and their families. IRSC graduates are employed in many of the region’s fastest-growing and innovative industries and are on the frontlines serving our community as teachers, healthcare professionals and other first responders.

About Indian River State College

A leader in education and innovation, Indian River State College transforms lives by offering high-quality, affordable and accessible education to the residents of Florida’s Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties through traditional and online delivery. IRSC is recipient of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. The College serves nearly 30,000 students annually and offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, Associate degrees, technical certificates and applied technology diplomas. Learn more at

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