Almost Alumni Week (April 24 - 28)

Congrats on your upcoming accomplishment - Graduating from the Tippie College of Business! You have worked hard to get to where you are and now it's time to celebrate all you have achieved during your time as a Tippie student. Below are all the amazing Almost Alumni Week activities planned exclusively for May 2023 graduates. The week includes our traditional Tippie Toast to Graduation. We hope you'll attend one or all of these events.

Take the almost alumni Survey

Monday, April 24

Tippie Darty and Bags Tournament
3:00-5:00 p.m.
PBB Courtyard*

Grab your BFF and register to play in the AWW Bags Tournament in the PBB courtyard. Single elimination style brackets will be posted, and prizes will be awarded to the overall Tournament winners. Hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

*If weather does not allow this event to be hosted outside, we will still have the tournament in the UPO Galleria.

Tuesday, April 25

Grad Snapshot and Chick-Fil-A Buffet

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m .
Galleria outside UPO

Join Tippie Undergraduate Career Services and share your post-graduation plans! A FREE lunch buffet will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have their Polaroid picture taken - and students will get to keep their branded photo as a keepsake. Tippie Senate will also be on site with the “Grad”-itude station and they encourage you to send a note of thanks to a Tippie faculty or staff member that has made a difference during your time at the college.

Wednesday, April 26

Tippie Toast to Graduation

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (with toasts starting at 6:00 p.m.)
Courtyard Marriott Iowa City - across from Kinnick Stadium

Dress attire is business casual

Join fellow members of the Class of 2023 along with beloved Tippie faculty and staff for our bi-annual Tippie Toast to Graduation event! You must RSVP to the Toast and fill out the Almost Alumni Survey to receive your FREE drink ticket. You’ll also receive your Tippie Senior Gift* at this event, along with your Tippie Diploma Cover. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID, as the hotel will be checking all IDs prior to service. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2023!

Thursday, April 27

Thriving in Your Next Steps: A Discussion with Tippie Alumni

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
S401 PBB

Join us to hear about the joys and challenges of post college life from alumni who have been in your shoes. As your next steps approach there’s many unknowns, uncertainty, excitement, and stress; hear tips, tricks, and suggestions that others used to guide them in this time of change. Plus, a time for you to ask questions. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you to the Tippie Thrive Committee for hosting this event.


Jackson Nichols (BBA17)

JD Klopfenstein (BBA18)

Alexandra (Alex) Duncan (BBA16)

Cami Hunter (BBA22)

*If you cannot attend the Tippie Toast to Graduation you can pick up your graduation gift in the Career Services Offices in W160 starting Friday, April 28 through Friday, May 12. The Career Services office is open M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your gift, please email