Congratulations Fall 2020 Graduates!

Iowa State University’s Fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremonies for undergraduates, masters and PhDs will be available on-demand beginning at 10 AM (central time) on Saturday, November 28, 2020. President Wintersteen and campus leaders are excited to bring the pomp, circumstance, and Iowa State commencement traditions to you wherever you may be in Iowa, the country, or around the world. We know this is not the ending you imagined to your Iowa State adventure, but the graduating class of 2020 will forever share a special place in history.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony information

Graduation CYlebration Gifts

In recognition of your accomplishment, we are exCYted to share that we will be distributing Graduation CYlebration Gifts to all Fall 2020 graduates! CYlebration gifts will include your diploma cover or tube, streamer tube, souvenir tassel, commencement program, and honors cords (if applicable). 

These will be available for pick-up in the Office of the Registrar (214 Enrollment Services Center) Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the following weeks: 

  • October 26-30: Last names A-G
  • November 2-6: Last names H-O
  • November 9-13: Last names P-Z

Please bring a photo ID with you! If you are unable to pick-up your Graduation CYlebration Gift during your assigned week, please e-mail to request a different week.

Academic Attire

If you would like to order any academic attire to have as a memento, you can purchase through the Iowa State Book Store:

With Distinction Cords

Undergrads - If eligible, pick up in the Registrar's Office, 214 Enrollment Services Center after October 26, 2020. For eligibility details visit: and see the text under "Graduation with Distinction."


For information about diploma covers, mailing address and distribution, visit the Diploma page.