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

May 2016 Commencement Events

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Pre-Commencement Reception
1:30-2:30 p.m.
John Pappajohn Business Building, First Floor Patio.

Please Join Tippie faculty and staff for a reception before the ceremony. Desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Class of 2016 photo at 2:00 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony
5:00 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 4:15 p.m.
Seating Chart


The ceremony will be streamed live, and an archival video will be posted shortly after the ceremony concludes. The ceremony also will be broadcast live on UITV (Mediacom cable channel 17 in the Iowa City area).

Application Deadline

All graduating seniors must apply for their degrees in MyUI by the following deadlines:

  • 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