Graduation & Commencement

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Fall 2016 Commencement photos by Iowa State University Photographer Christopher Gannon

Spring 2017 University Commencement Ceremonies

Graduate College Ceremony

7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 4
Hilton Coliseum

Veterinary Medicine Ceremony

11 a.m., Saturday, May 6
Stephens Auditorium

Undergraduate Ceremony

In the Event of Inclement Weather

1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6
Jack Trice Stadium
#cyclONEgrad


Welcome families, friends, and Class of 2017!

You are cordially invited to Iowa State University's Spring Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies! The following is a list of things to help your day go more smoothly.

For additional questions, contact the graduation office at graduation@iastate.edu.

The Spring 2017 Graduate Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 4th at 7:30 in Hilton Coliseum

The Spring 2017 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in Jack Trice Stadium.

** In case of inclement weather, please go to this website for further information: http://www.graduation.iastate.edu/studentinfo/inclement-weather

UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY INFORMATION

  • Gates open to Jack Trice approximately two hours prior to the ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
  • Stadium Chairs: You are more than welcome to bring stadium chairs/ bleacher seats to the stadium.  Most of the seats in Jack Trice Stadium are without seatbacks.
  • Entrance: Use Gate 3 (south side) or Gate 5 (northwest side).
  • Bag check: Please note, bags will be checked before entering the stadium.
  • Public parking is available near the stadium. Parking attendants will direct you to the proper location.
  • Arrive early to find seats and decide on a meeting place for after the ceremony.  Everyone will be dismissed immediately after the ceremony.
  • Seating will be on the south side of the stadium.
  • Concessions: Concessions will be available for sale
  • A live Twitter feed will take place before and after the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Include #cyclONEgrad in your tweets and they may appear on the big screen at Hilton. A tagboard has also been set up at: https://tagboard.com/cyclonegrad
  • Photography: photos can be taken from your seat during the ceremony. In addition, Flash Photography staff will take two close-up pictures: one before you walk onstage and another as you receive a diploma cover from either the provost or the president. Graduates will receive instructions via email from the photographer on how to view and purchase photos online soon after commencement.
  • Closed captioning will be provided during the ceremony on one of the large video screens.
  •  Optional Indoor Viewing: Available in Stephens Auditorium where a livestream video of the ceremony will be shown.
  • Handicapped parking: Parking is located in lot S3 on the SE side of Jack Trice Stadium. You will need a permit or special parking pass.
  • Special Accommodations are available for Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum. Accommodations will be given on a first come first serve basis, and tickets will be issued for both Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum (until we reach capacity). To sign up for accommodated seating, please fill out and submit this Webform. Tickets will be mailed out on April 3rd, and you must have a ticket to sit in the reserved seat. Tickets will not be reissued. 

GRADUATE CEREMONY INFORMATION

  • Leave purses, and other personal items with friends and family during the ceremony.
  • Closed captioning will be provided during the ceremony.
  • Photography: photos can be taken from your seat during the ceremony. In addition, Flash Photography staff will take two close-up pictures: one before you walk onstage and another as you receive a diploma cover from either the provost or the president. Graduates will receive instructions via email from the photographer on how to view and purchase photos online soon after commencement.
  • Special Accommodations are available for the Graduate Ceremony. To request SA seating, please fill out and submit this Webform. Tickets will be distributed in the order of request made.

 


Please note: Recorded commencement ceremonies may be viewed via our YouTube Channel starting with the Spring 2014 ceremony.

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