Commencement: December 14, 2018

Graduate students and faculty at commencement.

The Graduate College holds commencement ceremonies each year in May and December. To participate in the ceremony, you must register.

The fall commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, December 14, 2018. The ceremony for doctoral and master's students will be held at 7 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium.

How Do I Register to Participate?

Master’s candidates

Master's candidates must register online to participate in the Graduate College commencement ceremony.

What do I wear?

Master’s candidates are required to wear the University of Iowa Master’s custom rental apparel consisting of a custom Master’s gown, mortar board, tassel, and Master’s hood. Master’s candidates will no longer be wearing the cords as in past ceremonies. Master’s hoods will be worn instead.

Apparel rental is $59.25 plus tax and must be made online from Herff Jones. If students need assistance on how to order, degree candidates may contact Herff Jones (gradmidwest@gmail.com, 952-447-4449). Students ordering after Friday, November 9, 2018 will be charged a late fee.

Doctoral candidates

Doctoral candidates must register online to participate in the Graduate College commencement ceremony.

Doctoral candidates should check with their advisers to be sure they are available to attend the ceremony to participate in the hooding exercise. If your adviser/dissertation chair is not available, you may ask someone else on your committee to be your faculty hooder.

What Do I Wear?

Doctoral candidates must wear the University of Iowa custom doctoral apparel, available online from Herff Jones. If students need assistance on how to order, degree candidates may contact Herff Jones (gradmidwest@gmail.com, 952-447-4449).

Apparel consists of tam w/tassel, doctoral gown, and doctoral hood and will be shipped to the doctoral candidate's home. The total cost is $99.90 plus tax. Students ordering after April 6, 2018 will be charged a late fee.

Arrangements for apparel should be made online no later than Friday, November 9, 2018.

Faculty

Faculty hooders attending the commencement ceremony must register to participate and must order Commencement Information Page.