College of Engineering Commencement

Spring 2021 Undergraduate Commencement 

Sunday, May 16, 2021
12:00 Noon


Degree Application Deadline
February 26, 2021
Apply here

Early/Late Participation
Request form
Students may request to participate in a ceremony that differs from when they complete their requirements for degree. Please send a request to the Engineering Registrar using the form at the link above. There is no summer commencement ceremony therefore, these students may request to walk in the fall or spring ceremonies.

Participation Information
Attire:  Purchasing information
RSVP: Information to come.

Video Streaming
The engineering commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on IowaNow, and the video will be posted to the University of Iowa YouTube channel within 24 hours.

Students will have the option to upload a photo to be shown as their name is read. Please upload a high quality image for best results. 

Students graduating within the top 10% of the class, as measured by GPA, will be recognized as graduating with Distinction. Three stars designates Highest Distinction, or the top 2%; two stars designates High Distinction, or the next 3%, and one star designates Distinction, or the next 5%. The Registrar's Office will send these stars by U.S. Mail to your residing address along with instructions on how to wear them.

Diplomas & Degree Audits
Diplomas will be mailed out after final grades have been entered and degree audits are complete. Please make sure your forwarding address is updated in the MyUI system.

Future Ceremonies

Other Ceremonies and Events
Graduate College Ceremony

If you still have questions, please contact Jill McNamara at or 319-335-5765.