Wednesday, May 27, 2015


  Commencement Information for Students and Guests

Information for Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Future Commencement Ceremony Dates and Times

Visitor's information:

Dining and Lodging: Find suggestions for dining and lodging at the Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Driving Directions:

Enter your starting address and obtain driving directions to Carver-Hawkeye Arena or the Iowa Memorial Union. (Under MORE INFO, click on driving directions.)

Enter your starting address and obtain
driving directions to the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa. 

Iowa City map

Find your commencement photos:

Order your commencement photos through the Flash Photography website. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to the new graduates within ten days of the ceremony.

Commencement Programs: 

The University of Iowa Commencement program is a listing of degree candidates from each college, sorted by degree type. 

Your Diploma:

Degree applicants who complete all of their degree requirements, with no past due charges on their University bill, will have a diploma mailed to them at the DIPLOMA MAILING ADDRESS they provided on their degree application on ISIS.  Diplomas will be mailed approximately 8 weeks after graduation using USPS First Class.   Students will have until May 8th to update their DIPLOMA MAILING ADDRESS in ISIS. This address will be used specifically for diploma mailing, only.

If you did not receive your diploma because you did not update your DIPLOMA MAILING ADDRESS, and your diploma is delivered to an incorrect address, lost, or returned to sender, your Ubill will be assessed a $10 reprocessing/re-mailing fee to send your diploma to you a second time. Be prepared to send a notarized statement confirming your identity, before your diploma can be reissued.

If you submit a forwarding address change to the Post Office, but you do not update your DIPLOMA MAILING ADDRESS, your diploma will not reach you. The Post Office does not forward UI diplomas.

The final academic or credentialing document will not be released if you have financial indebtedness to the University.


The HawkID is your personal identification used along with your HawkID password to access most online services at the University of Iowa. If your password has expired, you can change your password.  If you do not know your old password and have not provided password hints, you will need to contact the Help Desk at (319) 384-HELP (4357).

Hometown news about graduates:

The University News Services (UNS) regularly sends names of graduates and president's and dean's list honorees to their hometown newspapers. For more information about Hometown News releases, visit the Office of Strategic Communication website.

Commencement video live stream and on YouTube

Guests unable to attend the ceremony but wishing to watch their graduate participate will be able to watch a live web stream of all commencement ceremonies that are coordinated by the Registrar's Office at IowaNow, the UI's news and information website. Video of each ceremony will be also be posted online at the UI YouTube website within 24 hours of the event.