Spring 2018 Undergraduate Candidates Attending Commencement

Indicate attendance at the University Commencement Ceremony (date and time to be determined).

A final decision regarding the days, times, and locations of the Spring 2018 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies has not yet been made. We do know they will occur between May 3 and May 5. As soon as we have any information, we will post it on our website.

  • Log into your student AccessPlus account and click on your student tab. Select Graduation from menu on left and then, Diploma/Ceremony in upper left corner.
  • Complete the following online form (available March 1) information before Tuesday, May 1.

1. Attendance at the Spring University Commencement Ceremony (to be determined).
2. Attendance at college convocation/reception
3. Newspaper release
4. Diploma mailing address

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

University Commencement Ceremony Instructions

Caps and Gowns

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

With Distinction Cords

Undergrads - If eligible, pick up in the Registrar's Office, 214 Enrollment Services Center after April 1. For eligibility details visit: and see the text under "Graduation with Distinction."

Social Media

Graduates, friends and family are encouraged to participate in a live Twitter feed before and after the university undergraduate commencement ceremony. Twitter feeds will not be posted during the ceremony. Students are requested to not bring their mobile device to the stage. Be sure to include #CyclONEgrad in your tweets! 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 and posted on their website.
  • 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.


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