May 2014 Commencement Program

Please see a PDF version of the commencement program here: May 2014 Commencement Program

*** This is your 2nd opportunity to review the commencement program for errors and/or updates. Please review each element of the program closely—including the honors sections as you will be held accountable to your review (if there is an error in the final program and you did not notify us, we will not reprint the program).

Students, please take some time to proof read the program for the following:

  1. Full names: middle names/initials based on your preference
  2. Degree and major titles: minors and concentrations are not printed
  3. Home town/city(Undergraduates and Pharmacy) note: if the city is in Iowa, only the city name will be listed—not “Iowa”
  4. Previous degree & institution information: (Graduates and Law only)
  5. Honors information: Latin honors are posted on the program now (valid as of the Fall 2013 Semester), please review—most Honor Societies are posted and others are not yet. The missing Honor Societies and University Honors will appear in the third and final proof.
  6. Previously submitted corrections: Make sure the updates you’ve already submitted now appear corrected.

If there is something you would like updated, please email with the corrections by Thursday, April 17th, 2014.

Please send me updates as soon as you are aware of them so that you can proof read the next PDF file for the change. Due dates for the subsequent versions are as follows:

  1. Updates due by:    Tuesday, April 8th.
  2. Updates due by:    Thursday, April 17th.
  3. Updates due by:    Tuesday, April 29th (Last Chance)

You will receive an email each time a new version of the commencement program is available.

Please contact if your attendance plans have changed since you submitted your graduation application as the seating charts for the ceremonies will be created with this information.

If we don't know you're coming to commencement, you will not have a seat.


I.  If you have not filed a graduation application by Saturday, February 15th, there is no guarantee that your name will appear in the commencement program because of printing/proofreading deadlines.  Please file your application ASAP.  Your graduation application not only gets your name listed in the program, it also assures you a seat among the graduates from your college during the commencement ceremony and assures that the college will process your degree release in a timely manner. 

II.  According to a Faculty Senate ruling from Spring 2005, colleges will not be able to "release your degree" if you have an Incomplete grade (I) earned in any course from Spring 2005 to the present time. Until your degree is released, no diploma will be mailed and your transcript will not say you have graduated.   Keep this in mind as you complete this semester's work.

III.  Related to item II above, if all the work for your degree is not completed within 45 days after the end of the term your graduation term will be moved forward to the next term.  That is, if you are an anticipated May graduate but you still have outstanding work by June 30, 2014 your diploma and transcript will not say you are a May graduate. Your graduation date will be moved forward to August 2014.