Almost Alumni Week (November 27- December 1)

Congrats on your upcoming graduation from the Tippie College of Business! You’ve worked hard to get to where you are, and now it's time to celebrate all you’ve achieved as a Tippie student.

Below are all the amazing Almost Alumni Week activities planned exclusively for December 2023 graduates. The week includes our traditional Tippie Toast to Graduation. We hope you'll attend one or all of these events.

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Tuesday, November 28

Grad Snapshot and Chick-Fil-A Buffet

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 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. Students will get to keep their branded photo as a keepsake.

Tippie Senate will also be on site with the “Grad”-itude station. They encourage you to send a note of thanks to a Tippie faculty or staff member who made a difference during your time at the college.

Let's Get Quizzical! Trivia Night - CANCELLED

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
W401 PBB

Question: What’s an awesome way to spend an evening with 5 of your friends?

Answer: Trivia Night at PBB.

FREE food will be provided.

Wednesday, November 29

Herky’s Perk You Up

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Galleria outside UPO

*Herky will be available for photos starting at 10:30 a.m.

Bean there and done that, so now it’s time to celebrate! Herky wants to buy all graduating seniors a coffee from his pop-up coffee shop, Herky's Perk You Up. His on-site barista is able to make anything from a latte to a cappuccino to a regular black coffee for FREE.

Remember to get your picture taken with Herky, Dean Amy Kristof-Brown, and Associate Dean Charles Keene from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 30

Thriving in Your Next Steps: A Discussion with Tippie Alumni

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
W401 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 are unknowns, uncertainties, excitement, and stress. Hear tips, tricks, and suggestions that others used to guide them in this time of change. Plus, there will be time for you to ask questions. A FREE lunch* will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you to the Tippie Thrive Committee for hosting this event.

* A vegetarian option will be provided. If you need a different dietary accommodation, please contact Lindsey Drilling at

Alumni panelists

Jackson Nichols
Jackson Nichols (BBA17)
Aavin Equity Advisors LLC
Kelly Thomas
Kelly Thomas (BBA22)
MHA student, UI College of Public Health
Nate Wells
Nate Wells (BBA16)
The Pour Over

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 to receive your FREE drink ticket.

You’ll receive your Tippie Senior Gift at this event. 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!

* If you cannot attend the Tippie Toast to Graduation, you can pick up your graduation gift in the Career Services Offices (W160) starting Friday, December 1, through Friday, December 15. 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 Lindsey Drilling at