The University of Iowa

Graduation Checklist

Apply for Degree

Degrees are conferred during the session that all coursework is completed with the exception of students completing coursework over the Winter session. Students satisfying degree requirements during the Winter session will have degrees conferred after the subsequent Spring session.

Please visit with your Academic Advisor if you are planning to apply for degree.

Graduation Services

To ensure you are ready to apply for a degree, please see the Degree Application page before applying.

Graduation Services

Degree Audit

If available make sure to run a degree audit and meet with your academic advisor when planning for graduation.

Degree Audit

Degree Application Deadline

Don't get charged! There is no charge to apply for degree if you apply before the deadline.

Academic Calendar

Apply for Degree

Apply for Degree on MyUI.

Degree Application

Attend Your Ceremony Virtually

Commencement ceremonies and apparel options are based on the college of the graduate.

Find Your Ceremony

Commencement ceremonies occur over the weekend after Finals Week and are based on the graduates primary college.

Upcoming Ceremonies


Eligible students will RSVP for virtual commencement via MyUI beginning October 15. The deadline to RSVP was December 2. 



Get Apparel

Apparel can be purchased online from the Iowa Hawk Shop. Apparel will be shipped, no in-store pickup is available. 

Apparel Information

Off-Cycle Participation

Some students wish to participate in a ceremony during a session before all degree requirements have been met or after their degree has been conferred. Click HERE for additional information.


Download the Grad App

We recommend students, staff, and guests download the University of Iowa Graduation App for quick access to commencement information. The Iowa Graduation App can be downloaded for Apple and Android devices.

Apple       Android

Diploma Information

Diplomas are not handed out at the ceremony, they are mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after degree conferral. Make sure to update your information for timely delivery.

Additional Diploma Information can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.

Diploma Name

Your name will appear on your diploma as it does on your University records (MyUI). If your name is not correct on MyUI, please complete the Name Change Form.

Name Changes

Diploma Address

Ensure accurate delivery by verifying your Diploma Mailing Address on your Degree Application via MyUI.

Diploma Address Changes

Diploma Delivery

Diploma delivery information for:

Domestic Students

International Students

Transition to Alumni Status

Follow these steps to have a smooth transition to Alumni status

Update your Address

Update your Residing Address via MyUI; future communications from the University of Iowa will be sent to this address.

Update Address on MyUI

Update Email

See how your technology services will be impacted by graduation.

IT Service Information for Graduating Students

Pay Final U-Bill

Remit payment for any outstanding balance on your U-Bill via MyUI. Transcripts and diplomas may not be released until your balance is paid in full.

Pay U-Bill on MyUI

Financial Aid

Financial Aid impacts each student differently; student borrowers should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine if exit counseling is required.

Office of Financial Aid

Health Insurance

Cancel student health insurance if enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

SHIP Information


Email the Parking Office or call (319) 335-6647 to cancel your parking or bus pass.

Contact Parking

First Destination Survey

Let the Career Center know about what you are doing next (job/continuing education/etc.). This information helps future Hawkeyes explore what they can do with their major.

Graduation Survey

Center for Advancement

Learn how UI alumni, fans, and friends can stay connected and get involved.

Center for Advancement Website