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Fall 2020 Commencement

We are extremely disappointed to announce that fall 2020 commencement is moving to a virtual format. We know how much these ceremonies mean to our students and their families. And while December seems a long way off, we feel it is the right decision to make now to maintain the health and safety of the entire campus community.

We acknowledge the disappointment of our spring 2020 graduates who were unable to attend an in-person spring commencement ceremony and planned to participate in December. At this time, we anticipate all 2020 graduates will be able to take part in an on-campus or in-person ceremony in the future.

We will live-stream all of the fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremonies.

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

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