Undergraduate Commencement
Two Tippie Graduates

Graduation Cap and Diploma

Information for Graduates

Wondering what to wear and where to buy your cap and gown? Find out here.

Tippie graduate and her mother

Information for Guests

What to expect on your graduate's big day.

Alumni Network

Alumni Networking

Before you graduate, visit our alumni site and find out how to stay connected.

Undergraduate Commencement

Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 8:15 a.m.

Chinese and Korean Livestream (available by May 29)


Streaming pages will go live prior to ceremonies, and archival videos will replace live streams on these pages shortly after the ceremonies conclude. Ceremonies also will be broadcast live on UITV (Mediacom cable channel 17) in the Iowa City area.

DVDs for Purchase

Instructions for ordering a DVD copy of the current or any previous commencement ceremony are available on the UITV website.

Application Deadline

All graduating seniors must apply for their degrees on ISIS by the following deadlines:

  • Fall 2015 graduates apply by October 2 for Saturday, December 19, 2015 Commencement.
  • Spring 2016 graduates apply by February 26, 2016 for Saturday, May 14, 2016 Commencement.
  • Summer 2016 graduates may participate in the May ceremony. In order to participate, summer degree candidates must submit their graduation applications by February 26 and complete the Early Participation in Commencement form in the Undergraduate Program Office, C140 PBB