Spring 2021 Graduation Events

As announced by President Wintersteen on March 1st, Iowa State University intends to hold modified in-person Spring 2021 graduation events. More details and instructions for each event are forthcoming, including inclement weather alternatives for the bachelor's and master's events. The events outlined below will be limited to only those students graduating in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021, in order to safely accommodate graduates and guests. We remain committed to inviting Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates back to campus for a future in-person commencement when conditions allow, and we will provide additional information on that opportunity in the fall.

 

DVM Commencement Ceremony:

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

Hilton Coliseum

We do not anticipate needing to limit guest attendance. All graduates and guests will be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing

 

Ph.D. Commencement Ceremony:

Friday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Hilton Coliseum 

We do not anticipate needing to limit guest attendance. All graduates and guests will be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.

 

Master's Cyclone Graduation Celebration:

Friday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Jack Trice Stadium

This event will be modified from the traditional commencement ceremony, but will include:

  • A shorter-than-usual program to officially confer the degrees
  • The reading of individual names as graduates cross the stage wearing academic attire
  • Formal graduation photographs

We do not anticipate needing to limit guest attendance. All graduates and guests will be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.

 

Bachelor's Cyclone Graduation Celebration:

Saturday, May 8th 

Jack Trice Stadium

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - 9:00 a.m.

Ivy College of Business - 10:30 a.m.

College of Design - 12:00 p.m.

College of Human Sciences - 1:30 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - 3:00 p.m.

College of Engineering - 4:30 p.m.

This series of separate events will be modified from the traditional commencement ceremony, but will include:

  • A shorter-than-usual program to officially confer the degrees
  • The reading of individual names as graduates cross the stage wearing academic attire
  • Formal graduation photographs

We do not anticipate needing to limit guest attendance. All graduates and guests will be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing