Information for Family and Guests:
Current and Future Commencement Ceremony Dates and Times
Information for Undergraduate Degree Candidates
Information for Graduate Degree Candidates
I-80 exit closure will disrupt UI-bound traffic
The westbound exit from Interstate 80 to Dubuque Street will be closed for construction and will create disruption for university-bound traffic for the commencement weekend. People attending those events should take the traffic changes into consideration when planning their visits to Iowa City.
The project will close the westbound exit ramp from Interstate 80 onto Dubuque Street (Exit 244). Dubuque Street itself will be reduced to one of lane of traffic going in each direction from Linder Road north of the freeway to Foster Road to the south.
Westbound traffic exiting off Interstate 80 traffic will be diverted to the First Avenue exit in Coralville (Exit 242). The detour will provide for traffic to return to Dubuque Street on the eastbound lanes to the Dubuque Street exit. The Dodge Street exit (Exit 246) will also be available as an alternate route to campus.
Dining and Lodging:
Find suggestions for dining and lodging at the Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau
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.
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 9th 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 UNS website.
UITV broadcast, rebroadcast and DVDs of ceremony for purchase
Guests unable to attend the ceremony but wishing to watch their graduate participate have several options to view commencement ceremonies. All Spring 2014 ceremonies will be live-streamed to the web via IowaNow All ceremonies will be rebroadcast on UITV within 24 hours. In addition each ceremony will be posted online and will be accessible via the UI YouTube website within 24 hours. Instructions for ordering a DVD copy of these or any previous commencement ceremony, can also be found on the UITV website.