The University of Iowa

Graduate Doctoral Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 9:00am Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Graduate College Stage and Crowd
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Iowa City, IA

Doors will open one hour prior to ceremony start.

Please check back for additional ceremony details.

Katie Bottorff
(319) 467-4307

Ceremony Information

Graduate student apparel can be rented or purchased online at The deadline for purchasing apparel is Thursday, March 10th, at 10:59 PM Central Time. The deadline for renting apparel is Monday, April 18th, at 10:59 PM Central Time. If you have questions, please contact Herff Jones at or (952) 447-4449. It is your responsibility to be sure rented apparel is returned to Herff Jones within two weeks of the ceremony. Apparel cannot be returned at the ceremony and must be shipped directly to Herff Jones using the prepaid shipping label included in your apparel box. 

There is return information included in the regalia box, along with a prepaid return label. If you lost your prepaid label or did not receive one in your package, please use the link below to request a new label. Your confirmation number to request a new label begins with CPA and is found in your confirmation email. You may use any box to ship the regalia back, it does not have to be the box it was shipped to you in.