Update: April 9, 2021 

Details regarding our spring 2021 Commencement and Cyclone Graduation Celebrations continue to be finalized.


Spring 2021 FAQs

Updated information has been added to the "Spring 2021 FAQs" page listed at the top of this website and linked here: https://www.graduation.iastate.edu/faqs/spring-2021-faq. We will continue to update this FAQ page as more details are finalized.

Graduation Celebration Box and Distinction Cords

Starting Monday, April 12th, students may pick up their Graduation Celebration Box from the Office of the Registrar. This box contains several gifts to honor your accomplishments! Our office is located on the 2nd floor of the Enrollment Services Center and boxes may be picked up from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday. Undergraduate students who have earned academic distinction may pick up their distinction cords at the same time.


Master's Cyclone Graduation Celebration:

  • Friday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Cardinal Stage (East side of Jack Trice Stadium)
  • Jack Trice Stadium

D.V.M. Commencement Ceremony:

  • Friday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m.
  • Hilton Coliseum

Ph.D. Commencement Ceremony:

  • Friday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Hilton Coliseum 

Bachelor's Cyclone Graduation Celebration:

  • Saturday, May 8th 
  • Jack Trice Stadium
    • Cardinal Stage (East side of Jack Trice Stadium)
      • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - 9:00 a.m.
      • College of Design - 12:00 p.m.
      • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - 3:00 p.m.
    • Gold Stage (West side of Jack Trice Stadium)
      • Ivy College of Business - 10:30 a.m.
      • College of Human Sciences - 1:30 p.m.
      • College of Engineering - 4:30 p.m.


March 1, 2021

Statement by Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, President of Iowa State University:

This announcement can be found herehttps://www.president.iastate.edu/communications/messages/2021/3/1-spring-commence 

Past Ceremonies

Recordings from previous commencement ceremonies can be found here:

Live Stream video of past term commencement ceremonies