The University of Iowa

Tippie College of Business Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 1:00pm Hancher Auditorium
Tippie Ceremony at Hancher
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 1:00pm
141 Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

Doors will open at 12:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. and proceed to the check-in at the Strauss Rehearsal Hall to pick up their name cards. No tickets required.

Dean Amy Kristof-Brown will deliver a message to students. Lura McBride (BBA ’93), president and CEO of Van Meter Inc., will be the guest speaker. Board of Regents member David Barker will participate in the ceremony. Smriti Barla, from Peoria, Illinois, will be the student speaker. Barla is earning a BBA in business analytics and information systems (BAIS) and a BA in computer science.

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 contact Kate Mersch at

Melissa Baker

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.