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Spring 2021 commencements will be virtual

All ceremonies will take place at the scheduled time and day. Degrees will be conferred and graduates who RSVP Yes will be individually recognized during the virtual commencements. A livestream video embed and a link to the YouTube chat will be located in the "Watch Live" section of the collegiate ceremony pages.

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In Person Campus Celebrations

The university has planned several in-person events to celebrate the achievements of the spring 2021 graduating students. All Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and recent REACH Program Completion students are eligible to participate. Eligible students should have received an email Monday, April 5th with instructions on how to register. The deadline to register is May 1 at 11:55 p.m.

Detailed information can be found on the Celebration 2021 page

Spring 2021 Video Overviews

What will spring 2021 look like? Please take a look at these videos from Tanya Uden-Holman, associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the University College and John Keller, dean of the Graduate College.


Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement RSVP

The virtual commencement RSVP portal is now open in MyUI. Students MUST RSVP Yes by 4/22/21 at 11:59 p.m. to be included in a virtual ceremony.

RSVP Information


Know someone graduating this spring? 

Virtual Guest Information

Graduation App

Get the app to have commencement info available at all times!

App Information

Spring 2021 In-Person Graduation Celebrations


The University of Iowa will host two in-person events to celebrate the achievements of the spring 2021 graduating class. 

These events are separate from the virtual commencement ceremonies; RSVPing for a virtual commencement does not register anyone for the Celebration of Graduates at Kinnick.

Spring 2021 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have applied for a degree will receive an email Monday, April 5th with instructions on how to register.

Hawkeye Farewell on the Pentacrest

Photo opportunities and Program pick-up on the Pentacrest.

Hawkeye Farewell Info

Celebration of Graduates at Kinnick

In-person event on May 16 celebrating spring 2021 graduates.

Celebration of Graduates Info


Have questions about either of the in-person events?

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