University of Iowa


Commencement Apparel

All graduates* participating in commencement are required to wear a gown, cap, and tassel. Apparel can be purchased from the Iowa Hawk Shop beginning with the bi-annual Grad Fair through the end of Finals Week.

Spring 2019 Grad Fair will be located in the IMU Main Lounge on March 27th and 28th from 10am - 5pm both days.

*Graduate College candidates should consult the Graduate College website for apparel information. They cannot purchase official apparel at the Hawk Shop.

Name Card

All graduates will need to fill out a name card that will be read at the ceremony.

Tips for filling out Name Card:

  • Spell the name as you want it read at the ceremony
  • Make sure to check your college
  • Fill out the flip side with your most permanent address 

Collegiate Tassel Colors