The University of Iowa

Graduate Doctoral Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 17, 2021 - 9:00am Hancher Auditorium
Graduate College Stage and Crowd
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 9:00am
141 Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

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

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.

Katie Bottorff
(319) 467-4307

To be eligible to “walk” you must be a summer or fall 2021 degree applicants who submitted an RSVP in MyUI prior to the deadline (Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM).

Faculty hooders are responsible for obtaining their own apparel from Herff Jones online at
before November 17, 2021.

Faculty will NOT be able to pick up their apparel at the ceremony.  Please be prepared to share a shipping address when ordering. Apparel will be returned using the prepaid label in the box.

If you have questions, please contact Herff Jones at or 952-447-4449.

Graduate student apparel can be rented or purchased online at If you have questions, please contact Herff Jones at or (952) 447-4449.