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Commencement and Graduation Information

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Fall 2016 Commencement, Graduate and Undergraduate Students:

Saturday, December 17, 2016

11:00 am

McLeod Center

Graduate and Undergraduate students



Individual commencement photos will be taken by Lifetouch Photography, Des Moines, Iowa. Photos will be available on the Lifetouch Photography website one week after the ceremony, and proofs will be mailed to you.


Diplomas and Outstanding Bills:

Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent home address after grades have been reported by the faculty and eligibility for graduation has been determined. You can check MyUNIverse for the accuracy of your permanent home address or make changes to your permanent home mailing address prior to Commencement through your MyUNIverse account by clicking on the "Update My Personal Information" link and selecting the "Home Address" tab. If you wish your diploma to be mailed to a different address other than your home address after Commencement, please notify Kristin Soppe ( and include your student UID. Please do this within one week after the Commencement ceremony.

A diploma will not be mailed to any student who, at the time of graduation, has holds with the university. Once the hold has been removed, please notify Kristin Soppe in the Office of the Registrar. 

International students who wish that their diploma be sent to their home country, or to an address outside of the U.S. border, please send an e-mail to Kristin Soppe with you complete international address and international phone number. International diplomas will be sent out by DHL express mail service.

Diploma covers are received at either the Fall or Spring Commencement ceremonies (no Summer cermony is held). If you will not be attending a ceremony and would like a diploma cover, please notify Kristin Soppe and indicate your student number and mailing address. Additionally, you may stop by the Office of the Registrar to pick one up Monday through Friday during regular office hours.


Office of Career Services:

Career Services is available for students up to one year after graduation. Students can find job opportunities through the UNI Job Board by visiting We encourage all students to start their job search early! If you have any questions on a job search, resume building, interviewing or networking please contact Career Services at 319-273-6827.


UNI Alumni Association:

The mission of the UNI Alumni Association is to encourage and support a life-long relationship between the University of Northern Iowa and its alumni and friends; to promote the interaction of alumni with each other; and to promote and advance the interests of the University and its alumni.

The Alumni Association's Membership Program allows UNIAA members to choose from an exciting series of benefits and premiums. There are three levels to the membership program. Each supports the Association's endeavors and programs. Each strengthens our university. Each has different types of premiums and benefits. You decide at what level you would like to participate. For more information, you can e-mail or call (319) 273-2355.


Commencement Archives:

Download past UNI Commencement Programs in Adobe PDF format through the links below.

**This program is not an official graduation list.

Fall 2015

Spring 2016



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Fall/Spring: (M-F) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer:(M-F) 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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