May 2024 Undergraduate Commencement

Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Sunday, May 12, 2024
12:00 Noon

Degree application

Deadline: February 23, 2024

Apply here

Early/late participation

Students may request to walk in a ceremony that differs from when they complete their requirements for degree. Please send a request to the Engineering Registrar using the form at the link above. There is no summer commencement ceremony therefore, these students may request to walk in the fall or spring ceremonies.

Request form

Participation information

Apparel:  Purchasing information

RSVP: Here

Video streaming

The engineering commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on IowaNow, and the video will be posted to the University of Iowa YouTube channel within 24 hours.


Professional photos taken by Flash Photography will be available for purchase to each graduate participating in the ceremony. Flash Photography will provide a complimentary proof using the contact information on the back of the name cards.


Students graduating within the top 10% of the class, as measured by GPA, will be recognized as graduating with Distinction. Three stars designates Highest Distinction, or the top 2%; two stars designates High Distinction, or the next 3%, and one star designates Distinction, or the next 5%. The Registrar's Office will send these stars by U.S. Mail to your residing address along with instructions on how to wear them.

Diplomas and degree audits

Diplomas will be mailed out after final grades have been entered and degree audits are complete. Please make sure your forwarding address is updated in the MyUI system.

Future ceremonies

Information about future ceremonies is available on the Iowa Commencement website.

Other ceremonies and events

Graduate Masters Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Doctoral Commencement Ceremony


If you still have questions, please contact Jane Kirsch at or 319-335-0676.