Indiana University's spring commencement is just weeks away, with the graduate ceremony scheduled to take place on Friday, May 3 and the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 4. For those planning a celebration of their grad(s) post-commencement, we've rounded up restaurant specials & policies during graduation weekend to make your planning as easy as possible. Check back frequently for updates — this list will be added to as the big day gets nearer.

As one of the busiest weekends of the year in Bloomington, please practice patience and expect extended wait & service times. 

Congratulations to the 2024 Class of Indiana University Hoosiers!

Restaurants Offering Special Graduation Menus

The Elm

The Elm will be offering a special graduation menu. Reservations are required and cannot be made over the phone. Please email in order to make a reservation.

FARM Bloomington

FARM Bloomington is offering a 3 course Dinner and 2 course Brunch in honor of graduation. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, visit their website.

Taste of India

Taste of India is excited to be offering special graduation weekend plans! They will be featuring a curated buffet menu with celebratory dishes and possibly discounts for graduates and their families. Reservations are not required.


Restaurants Not Requiring Reservations

Private Rooms & Large Groups

Seeking private space rentals at restaurants and/or establishments equipped to handle large groups? Visit our page about group-friendly restaurants in the area — be sure to call well in advance of graduation to inquire about reservations and room bookings.


Happy Graduation!