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Fall 2018 Commencement

Join us in celebrating the 172nd year of the University!

Ceremonies take place December 13 - 16.

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Fall 2018 Ceremonies

Find your commencement ceremony details.

Ceremony Information

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Graduation Checklist

Everything students need to know about graduating in Fall 2018!

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Guest Information

Everything guests need to know about attending Fall 2018 ceremonies.

Guest Information

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UI Fall 2018 Graduates

In December 2018, about 1,640 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from 71 Iowa counties, 21 U.S. states, and 23 countries will receive degrees.

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

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Venue Information

Fall 2018 ceremonies will take place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Hancher Auditorium.

Venue Information

Celebrating Iowa!

Take a look at the graduating class of Fall 2018!

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. 

Get Social!      #UIGrad18

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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.

Stay Connected

Once a Hawkeye, Always a Hawkeye! Stay connected to the University of Iowa after your transition to alumni.

Center for Advancement

Learn how UI alumni, fans, and friends can stay connected and get involved!

Center for Advancement Website

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Visit our social channels to get the latest news and programming information or to connect with other UI alums and friends.

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Iowa Magazine

See what’s happening on campus and learn about Hawkeyes around the world in Iowa Magazine.

Online Iowa Magazine

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