The University of Iowa

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 9:00am Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Commencement Ceremony at Carver
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 9:00am
Iowa City, IA

Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. No tickets required.

All College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students will be recognized; University College will also be attending the ceremony.

Associate Dean Roland Racevskis and President Barb Wilson will confer degrees. Student singer will be Ericka Barloon, from Independence, Iowa. Student speakers will be Mishma Stefni Nixon, of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, and Katherine Srail, of Johnston, Iowa.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you or a guest are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please use the contact information listed on this page.

Lisa Gray

Watch Live

The ceremony will premiere at the scheduled time and day and will be livestreamed with captions enabled. The ceremony video will be uploaded to the University of Iowa YouTube channel after all ceremonies have concluded.

Ceremony Information

Doors to the arena will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. Guests should use the South or West doors; graduates can use either or those entrances or the Graduate Only East Doors for express entry. 

Carver-Hawkeye Arena now has a clear bag policy. Everyone will be asked to open their coats or graduation gown for visual inspection.

No backpacks, large bags, packages, wrapped gifts, balloons, or outside food and beverage (with the exception of one factory sealed or empty reusable water bottle) are allowed at Carver-Hawkeye Arena during this event.

Guests may choose to sit anywhere in the arena stands once inside the venue. Graduates can descend to the floor and find the appropriate section to retrieve their name card and find a seat.

See a full list of Carver-Hawkeye Arena commencement policies.

Arena Map

Please see map of arena for seating information and more.