Update February 1, 2018: The spring 2018 graduation has not yet been set. Please check back in late February for dates and times for both convocation and graduation.
The university commencement ceremony for those receiving bachelor's degrees will be held:
Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Participating students should plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m.
Place: James H. Hilton Coliseum
Tickets: Tickets are not required for admission to the university ceremony.
Receiving graduation information
Specific information regarding commencement and attendance at the university ceremony will be emailed to all students approximately one month before graduation. This will direct graduating students to AccessPlus to provide information about attendance at the university ceremony and a diploma mailing address. Ceremony instructions and a graduation checklist will also be posted on the graduation website. If you do not receive this information, please contact the Graduation Office.
Dress for students
Honor Cords, Honors Program Medallions, Honor Society Cords, Stoles, etc. are reserved for official graduation regalia and can be worn proudly during the Iowa State Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, December 16.
If you would like to participate in the University commencement ceremony, but do not graduate during the current term, please contact the University Graduation Office for assistance.
Students who do not plan to attend the university ceremony should stop by the ISU Graduation Office to pick up a diploma cover.
Diplomas will be mailed about three weeks following the ceremony to the address that students were asked to provide on AccessPlus. For more information about diploma distribution, contact the ISU Graduation Office.