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.

How do I register to participate?

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students will need to RSVP via the University Commencement webpage in order to participate in the College of Public Health Commencement and Recognition Ceremony.
Please note that this form is not an official application for your degree — students apply for degree via the MyUI student portal. More details on degree application can be found here.

Graduate students

Please contact Becky Toner (becky-toner@uiowa.edu) to register to participate in the College of Public Health Commencement and Recognition Ceremony by April 22, 2021.

Please note that this is not an official commencement registration for your degree nor RSVP for participation in the Graduate College Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021. Graduate students will need to register for either of those through the RSVP form via the University Commencement webpage.

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.

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