University of Iowa

Graduate College Masters Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 7:00pm Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Masters Stage and Graduates
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Iowa City, IA

Doors to the venue will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

Wendy Danger
(319) 384-1310

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Graduates must register online before 5:00 PM on April 15, 2020, to participate in the Graduate College masters commencement ceremony.

Graduates must wear the University of Iowa custom master’s apparel from Herff Jones who can be reached at or 952-447-4449.

Master’s apparel consists of a mortar board w/tassel, master’s gown, and master’s hood.  The rental cost is $78.20 plus tax.  Registered graduates ordering after 5:00 PM on April 15, 2020, will be charged a late fee. Graduates who have not registered to participate by 5:00 PM on April 15, 2020, will not be able to participate in the ceremony or rent apparel.

Graduates interested in purchasing apparel instead of renting, should contact Herff Jones at or 952-447-4449 prior to March 25, 2020.

All rental apparel is to be returned to Herff Jones.  If apparel is not returned following the ceremony in Carver Hawkeye Arena, use the prepaid return shipping label included in the packaging when apparel was received. Return the apparel as soon as possible to avoid incurring a charge for non-return of apparel.

Guests do not require a ticket.  This is not a ticketed event. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kathy at or 319-335-3492 by Friday, May 8, 2020.