The 2021 College of Public Health Commencement and Recognition Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in a virtual format.

The College of Public Health Commencement and Recognition Ceremony is a combined ceremony of both our undergraduate and graduate students. Degrees will be conferred to our undergraduate students at this ceremony, however degrees for graduate students will not be conferred at this ceremony. Degrees for master’s degree students will be conferred at the Graduate College Masters Virtual Commencement Ceremony, and degrees for doctoral students will be conferred at the Graduate College Doctoral Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

In-Person University Graduation Celebration

The university will hold an in-person celebratory graduation event at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Kinnick Stadium. This event is for celebration purposes and is not an event where degrees will be conferred.

Congratulatory videos

Help us celebrate our graduates and their significant accomplishment! Please consider submitting a video (10 seconds or less) to us with words of encouragement and praise for your special student. All submissions will be considered for a video that will be created for participating colleges’ virtual commencement ceremonies.

The deadline to submit a video will be 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021.

Hawkeye Farewell on the Pentacrest

This week-long event is an opportunity for graduates to celebrate their final days as students at the University of Iowa. Distribution of commencement materials also will occur for Spring 2021 degree applicants. Professional photo opportunities and the chance to snap a photo with Graduation Herky will be additional activities to enjoy.

May 10 – 14, 2021
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

How do I register to participate?

The registration deadline for commencement participation has lapsed and RSVPs will no longer be accepted.

What do I wear?

If you wish to order any commencement apparel, information is below. This is not a requirement for the virtual ceremonies.

Undergraduate and Professional Graduates

The Hawk Shop is open and is currently accepting apparel orders along with other items related to commencement.

Graduate College Graduates

Graduate student apparel can be purchased online. If you have questions, please contact Herff Jones via email or by phone at 952-447-4449.

Iowa Graduation App

The Office of the Registrar created the Iowa Graduation App, which anyone (students, staff, guests, etc.) can utilize to locate commencement information. This smartphone app can make personalized schedules, allow users to view campus and venue maps, browse a digital version of the commencement program (when it becomes available), access FAQs and more! For this spring, the event portion of the app will only list the individual ceremonies.

Searchable list of ceremonies.

Download App

University of Iowa Graduation app (Apple)
University of Iowa Graduation app (Android)