The University of Iowa

Carver College of Medicine Associated Medical Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 2:00pm Hancher Auditorium
Carver College of Medicine Associated Medical Sciences Graduates
Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 2:00pm
141 Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52242
  • Doors will open at 1 p.m. Graduates should arrive at 1 p.m.
  • No tickets required.

Graduates from the following programs of study (majors) will be recognized:

  • Master of Clinical Anatomy
  • Master of Clinical Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences

David Asprey, the Denis R. Oliver Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and associate dean for medical education and professional programs, will preside over the ceremony. The keynote speaker will be Bruno Policeni, the Kenneth L. and Gloria D. Krabbenhoft Chair and department executive officer in the Department of Radiology. MJ Jorgenson, Master of Clinical Nutrition graduate from Kansas City, Missouri; and Alexandra Hodal, a Bachelor of Science in nuclear medicine technology graduate, will be the student speakers. Marc Pizzimenti, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology and co-director of the Master on Clinical Anatomy Program, will deliver the charge to the graduates. Amanda Thein, associate provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate College, will confer degrees. 

A livestream of the ceremony is available.

Jenny Maiers

Ceremony Information

Order your commencement apparel by March 5. Details can be found on the Apparel page.

Apparel will not be available for rent or purchase at the ceremony.

Required for all Bachelor Graduates

  • Bachelor gown
  • Mortarboard cap
  • Black & Gold Tassel with University Seal – worn on the right side at the start of the ceremony

Bachelor of Science Apparel Orders

1. Order online via UI Commencement website (select Herff Jones Online Apparel Portal) - $49 if shipped to Iowa Hawk Shop for pickup

a. Purchase the cap, black bachelor gown, and black/gold tassel

i. Choose Purchase Undergrad Regalia, Bachelor Keeper, Cap & Gown, Graduation Regalia, Carver College of Medicine (for Area of Study)

Required for all Master Graduates

  • Master gown
  • Mortarboard cap
  • Black & Gold Tassel with University Seal – worn on the left side for the entire ceremony
  • Dark Green Hood

Master of Clinical Anatomy and Master of Clinical Nutrition – 2 Apparel Order Options:

1. Order online via UI Commencement website (select Herff Jones Online Apparel Portal) - $88 if shipped to Iowa Hawk Shop for pickup

a. Purchase the cap and black/gold tassel

b. Rent the dark green master’s hood and black master’s gown 

i. Choose Rent Master’s & Doctoral Regalia, Master’s Student, Cap & Gown, Graduation Regalia, Medicine (for Area of Study)

2. Go to the Iowa Hawk Shop (IMU – 125 N. Madison St.) in person - $52

a. Purchase the cap and black/gold tassel

b. Rent the black master’s gown only

i. Borrow the green master’s hood from your program

Graduates are strongly advised to wear sensible footwear as you will be walking up and down stairs and across different types of flooring.

Decorated caps are not allowed at this ceremony. If you would like to decorate a cap for photos, you will need to purchase two caps – one to decorate and one to wear in Hancher.

Doors to Hancher will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony – 1:00 PM. Graduates should arrive at 1:00 PM.

Arrive for your ceremony wearing your cap, gown, and tassel.

Proceed to Strauss Hall

Please Note:

  • All items and people are subject to any search deemed necessary by the University of Iowa Police.
  • No outside food or beverages except one unopened water bottle per guest will be allowed in the auditorium.
  • Items that cannot be searched by security personnel are strictly prohibited; wrapped packages, large bags, and backpacks will not be allowed.

Graduating students should report to the Name Card Table outside of Strauss Hall. Tell the staff member your first and last names. Do not lose your name card! You will need to take it with you on stage.

If you arrive with a coat or purse, make arrangements to leave these items with a family member or friend. Strauss Hall will not be locked during the ceremony and you cannot carry anything except your name card in your hand as you enter the auditorium. Cell phones should be silenced or turned off.

You will be seated alphabetically with your respective program. During the processional, your marshal will escort your group to a designated seating area. A program and order of events will be passed down the row. Please take only one of each.

For the Presentation of Graduates, the candidates will be invited to come to the stage to be recognized individually.

  • Your marshal will lead your group to the stage.
  • Take your name card with you; it will be scanned before you enter the stage.
  • Master graduates – also take your hood with you.
  • Walk to the edge of the stage, hand your name card to the faculty member, receive your diploma cover (Bachelor grads), have your hood placed over your head (Master grads), take a photo with your Program Director, and proceed across the stage to shake hands with University of Iowa officials. You will exit the stage on the opposite side you entered, stop for another photo backstage, and return to your original seat as directed by a marshal.

Following the closing remarks and recessional of platform party, graduating students will be escorted out of the auditorium by the marshal.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately 75 minutes.

Graduates are asked to briefly gather on the stairs directly outside of the auditorium for one large group photo after the ceremony and before greeting your family and friends.

Commencement is the culminating event of University study for students who choose to attend. An appropriate and dignified academic atmosphere is absolutely expected so that you, your family, and other guests may enjoy this important gathering.

The following rules of behavior will be enforced at all ceremonies:

  • No alcoholic beverages of any kind.
  • Inappropriate dress and costumes worn under gowns will not be allowed.
  • Cell phones must be turned off or silenced in the graduate seating area.
  • No flowers, purses, gifts, balloons, or bags will be allowed in the student seating area.
  • Marshals and security staff will be looking for intoxicated persons. Inebriated students are not permitted to participate.
  • With everyone’s cooperation, this occasion will become a proud and happy memory of your academic achievement at the University of Iowa.

Tickets are not required and there are no reserved seats. There is no limit on the number of guests each graduate is allowed to invite. However, the balcony will not be open for this ceremony.

If any guests need seating accommodations, graduates need to contact the Office of Radiation Sciences Student Affairs as soon as possible at

Watch Live

The ceremony will be livestreamed with captions enabled.


If you can't tune in to the livestream during the live broadcast or if you have trouble with the embedded video a copy will be available on the University of Iowa YouTube channel when the ceremony begins.