Thursday, December 17, 2015

The College of Engineering is planning for both undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19.


The Graduate College commencement ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. December 18 at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Doors to Carver Hawkeye Arena open at 6:00 p.m. Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. UI President J. Bruce Harreld will offer an introduction and confer the degrees, while John Keller, associate provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate College, will give the closing remarks.

The Engineering undergraduate commencement ceremony will take place at 12:00 Noon December 19 at Macbride Hall Auditorium.  College of Engineering dean Alec Scranton will preside over the event; UI provost Barry Butler will confer the degrees. James H. J. Buchholz, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, associate faculty research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering and 2014 recipient of the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, will provide the keynote address.

A reception brunch will be held for graduates and family members from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Student Commons in the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

College of Engineering ceremonies will be streamed live on the web at They’ll also be posted on the university’s YouTube channel ( within 24 hours.