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Spring 2019 Commencement

Join us in celebrating the 173rd year of the University!

Spring 2019 ceremonies start on Thursday, May 9 and end on Friday, June 7.

Traffic delays should be expected at all venues. Areas surrounding Carver-Hawkeye Arena will likely be congested with traffic from other campus events; please plan accordingly. 

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Spring 2019 Ceremonies

Find your commencement ceremony details.

Ceremony Information

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Graduation Checklist

Everything students need to know about graduating in Spring 2019!

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Guest Information

Everything guests need to know about attending Spring 2019 ceremonies!

Guest Information

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UI Spring 2019 Graduates

This spring, more than 5,280 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students will participate in commencement ceremonies. 

Get to know them here!

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Commencement Programs

The program is a listing of degree candidates from each college, sorted by degree type.

Program Information

Pharmacy Ceremony at Hancher
Venue Information

Spring 2019 ceremonies will take place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Hancher Auditorium and the Coralville Marriott.

Venue Information

Celebrating Iowa!

Take a look at the graduating class of Spring 2019!

Iowa Graduation App

We recommend students, staff, and guests download the University of Iowa Graduation App for quick access to commencement information. The Iowa Graduation App can be downloaded for Apple and Android devices.

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Ceremony Details
  • Calendar of all commencement ceremonies
  • Cap and gown information
  • Graduation checklist
  • Venue maps
  • Parking and Transportation information, including accessibility and special needs accommodations 
  • Local dining and lodging options
  • To ceremony video streams
  • To order commencement programs
  • To commencement website containing general information

Remember your time at Iowa!

Take photos and share with your friends and families! The University of Iowa has several iconic photo opportunities on campus. 

Stop by on Thursday May 9 and Friday May 10 from 1 - 4:30pm for "Pictures on the Pentacrest: celebrate graduation in style!"

  • Join your fellow Spring 2019 Graduates with pictures on the Pentacrest!
  • Alumni Engagement will be set up on the Pentacrest next to Graduation Herky taking complimentary photos in front of the Old Capitol.
  • There will be free food, assorted giveaways, and the graduate “destination” map!
  • Herky will also be making an appearance so bring your friends and family to celebrate your upcoming graduation.
  • Weather permitting. 

Get Social!      #UIGrad19

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Graduation Herky

The item on every Hawkeye's graduation checklist: Get a photo with Graduation Herky. 

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Old Capitol

Many graduates like to get one last photo on the steps of the Old Capitol.  

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Pentacrest Steps

Great view of the Iowa Avenue Bridge and the West side of campus.

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