Student Ceremony & Convocation Information

Fall 2014 Graduate and Undergraduate Candidates

Complete University Ceremony Attendance and Diploma Mailing Form (Due by Dec. 16)

  • It is important that you complete this form on AccessPlus, even if you are not attending the ceremony.
  • Log into your student AccessPlus account student tab, graduation, diploma/ceremony and complete the online form.
  • Complete the form by Dec. 16. After this date, you will need to contact the Graduation Office, 210 Enrollment Services Center, phone 515-294-9372 or email

University Commencement Ceremony Instructions

If you are attending the University Ceremony, print the ceremony instructions below (pdf), which gives line up information and a more specific timeline of events.

Undergraduate & Graduate University Ceremony Instructions

College Convocations and Receptions

Fall 2014 Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Graduation Activities

Social Media

Graduates, friends and family are encouraged to participate in a live Twitter feed before and after the university commencement ceremony. Twitter feeds will not be posted during the ceremony. Students are requested not to bring their mobile device to the stage. Include #CyclONEgrad in your tweets and your tweet may appear on the big screen in Hilton. You can follow the #CyclONEgrad conversation online ( -- even without an account.

Graduation Photos

Photos at the university commencement ceremony will be taken by Flash Photography. Within 48 hours following commencement, graduates will receive instructions via email from the photographer on how to view and purchase photos. Questions regarding photos should be directed to Flash Photography (select the Contact Us tab) or phone 214-443-9393.

Cap and Gowns

Cap and gowns may be purchased from the University Book Store, Memorial Union, phone 515-294-5684.

PhD's must rent or purchase a cap and gown from the University Bookstore.

With Distinction Cords

Undergrads - If eligible, pick up in the Registrar's Office, 214 Enrollment Services Center.


For information concerning diploma covers, mailing address and distribution, visit the Diplomas page.