Students celebrate completed degrees

Danielle Ferguson

Almost 1,800 students will move their tassels and throw their hats in the air this Saturday as they celebrate their completed degrees at the all-university commencement ceremony. 

The ceremony, 1:30 p.m., Dec. 20, at Hilton Coliseum, features graduates from the undergraduate and graduate colleges and does not require tickets. 

Recipients include: 1,465 bachelor’s, 216 master’s and 111 doctoral degrees, according to Inside Iowa State. 

Each college will have its own commencement ceremony, as well. 

Agriculture and Life Sciences

Saturday, Dec. 20

9:30 a.m., Convocation

C.Y. Stephens Auditorium


Friday, Dec. 19

5:00 p.m., Convocation

Hilton Coliseum


Saturday, Dec. 20

9:30 a.m. in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium)

10 a.m., recognition ceremony in the Karol J. and Lila Furman Kocimski Auditorium. No cap/gown required. 


Saturday, Dec. 20

Each department program has its own ceremony

  • Aerospace Engineering

9-11 a.m.

Howe Hall Atrium & Lee Liu Auditorium

  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

9:30-11 a.m.

Sukup Atrium

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering

9-11 a.m.

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

9-11 a.m.

220-240 Scheman Building

  • Construction Engineering

8:30-11 a.m., formal program begins at 9:30am

Rooms 166 Lounge and 167-179 Scheman Building

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering and Software Engineering

9-10:30 a.m., Alumni Center

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 275 Scheman

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

9-11 a.m.

260-262 Scheman Building

  • Materials Science and Engineering

9-10:30 a.m.

Hoover Hall Atrium

  • Mechanical Engineering

9-11 a.m.

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Human Sciences

Friday, Dec. 19

3:00 p.m., Undergraduate Convocation

C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

4:15 p.m., Graduate Reception

C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Friday, Dec. 19

7:00 p.m., Convocation

C.Y. Stephens Auditorium