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Spring 2020 Convocation Info

College of Design Spring 2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Convocation
Saturday, May 9
8 a.m. Coffee Reception – Stephens Auditorium Lobby

9 a.m. Convocation – Stephens Auditorium

The College of Design’s Spring 2020 convocation allows bachelor’s and master’s students and their guests a more individualized celebration of their achievement. Convocation is a separate event from the official Iowa State University commencement ceremony where the diploma covers are presented.

Candidates for graduation are asked to RSVP online so we will know how many plan to attend. Please go to AccessPlus and under Student, click on the Graduation tab on the side of the page (the link is active until a week before the event).

For the enjoyment of those who cannot celebrate with us in person, the convocation will be livestreamed. (Please check back closer to the event for the livestream link.)

Students participating in the College of Design convocation are asked to wear business professional attire. Graduation gowns and caps may be worn at the college ceremony, but this is optional. Academic regalia (caps and gowns) must be worn at the university ceremony.

On May 9, students should check in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the convocation ceremony. Check-in stations will be clearly identified when you arrive. At 15 minutes until the ceremony students will be directed to a designated area to line up for the procession. Families and guests may find their seats at that time. If you have questions or need assistance throughout the morning, please look for our college staff members — they will be able to help you.

Procession and Ceremony
Participating students will process together and will be seated as a group. When your name is called, you will walk across the stage and be congratulated by college faculty and administrators, then return to your seat until the ceremony ends.

Families may take pictures as their student walks across the stage, and there will be an opportunity for additional photos after the ceremony. Flash Photography will take professional photos. You will receive proofs, both in the mail and electronically, at the addresses you provide when you RSVP for the convocation. If you are interested in ordering photos, instructions to do so will be included with the proofs.

If you have any questions regarding the college convocation, please contact Rachel Moylan, (515) 294-5791

We look forward to recognizing the accomplishments of all of our graduates and to wishing you a personal farewell!

University Graduate Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
All ISU graduating students are encouraged to attend the university’s official Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies. Graduation caps and gowns are the required attire.

Questions about all-university commencement events should be directed to the Graduation Office, 294-1840,

Commencement Programs
Check out the Iowa State Alumni app’s new “Graduation” tile; it’s your gateway to Commencement 2020 — including the only place family and guests will be able to view the commencement program. All graduating students: Make sure you, your family and your friends download the free “Iowa State Alumni” app from the iTunes Store or Google Play Store before commencement!

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