The University of Iowa

College of Engineering Undergraduate Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 12:00pm

UI President Bruce Harreld; Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel; Sherry A. Bates of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; and Dean Harriet B. Nembhard will deliver messages to students. Marissa Mueller, of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, will be the student speaker. The guest speaker will be Timothy J. Lafond, a UI alum and award-winning technical consultant at Responsible Battery Coalition.

Spring 2021 commencement will be virtual, the ceremony will be livestreamed at the scheduled time. Degrees will be conferred and graduates who RSVP'd Yes will be individually recognized during the virtual commencement.

Jill McNamara

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Meet the Student Speaker

Marissa Mueller Recognition Slide

Marissa Mueller

Biomedical Engineering BSE

Class of 2021

"Graduating is a team effort. I feel honored to speak on behalf of the College of Engineering Class of 2021, in celebrating accomplishments and sincerely appreciating those who have shaped our journeys.

The University of Iowa has created a vibrant, student-centered community where I’ve been privileged to live and learn… to have been surrounded by outstanding classmates, faculty, staff, family, and friends. It takes a team, and I'll always be proud to be a Hawkeye."

Read more about Marissa on Merit Pages