Convocation 2019-01-04T14:58:03+00:00

Spring 2019 Ivy College of Business Convocation

Friday, May 10, 2019


  • 4:00 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum
  • Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. Candidates should arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. and proceed to check-in to pick up their name cards.
  • Seating is unlimited and tickets are not required for admission.

Arriving at Hilton Coliseum

Students will need to plan to arrive at Hilton Coliseum by 3:15 p.m.  Please check in at the northwest corner of Hilton to pick up your reader card.  You will be instructed where to line-up (signs will be posted by major). If you are a double major/degree, you can choose which major you would like to sit/cross the stage with. Leave coats, purses, and other valuables with family or friends.

Students and their families/friends will have their bags searched upon arrival to Hilton Coliseum.

The Ceremony

The Convocation will include greetings from the Dean of the College, comments by a speaker, and individual recognition of student candidates who are in attendance. At the conclusion of the remarks by the speakers, candidates will cross the stage as their names are read and be recognized by the Dean and Chair of their department.

Crossing the Stage

Recognition will be by major. If you are a multiple major or multiple degree student, you will be recognized only once. Marshals will lead the candidates to the foot of the stage. The candidates will present their reader cards to the reader at the edge of the stage and each candidate will cross the stage to be recognized by the Dean as his or her name is read.

Note: Students who submit their application less than three weeks before graduation will not be listed in the Ivy College of Business convocation program.

Students who have previously earned a degree and have returned for a second major in Business should contact the Undergraduate Programs Office in 1200 Gerdin to have their name appear in the program. 

Caps and Gowns

Caps and Gowns are required to participate in this ceremony.

They may be purchased from the University Book Store, Memorial Union, phone 515-294-5684.

With Distinction Cords

Undergrads – If eligible, pick up in the Registrar’s Office, 214 Enrollment Services Center after April 1. For eligibility details click here, and see the text under “Graduation with Distinction.”

RSVP Required

In order for a student to sign up to attend the Ivy College of Business convocation, students should login in to AccessPlus.  Click on the “student” tab and select “graduation” and then “diploma/ceremony”.  Complete all of the required fields.

Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

College Gift and Diploma

Students who attend the Ivy College of Business ceremony will be given a small gift as they cross the stage during the ceremony. Diplomas will not be handed out at the business ceremony, but rather can be:

  • Picked up by the candidate in 210 Enrollment Services or
  • Mailed to the student 2-3 weeks after graduation.

Please contact the Graduation Office if you have questions about your diploma options, 515-294-9372.

Live Stream

A Live Stream will be available for those who can not attend the ceremony.

Social Media

The Ivy College of Business wants your tweets, grads – send us your photos, your memories, your future plans, your selfies. EVERYTHING! Use ‪#‎IvyGrad‬ and ‪#‎cyclONEgrad‬.


Flash Photography will take a photo of each candidate as she/he crosses the stage and is greeted by the Dean. Within 1 week of the ceremony, candidates will receive electronic proofs. Candidates are able to order photos using an online ordering system. However, you are under no obligation to order any photos.

Family photographs can be taken after the close of the ceremony.

Special Arrangements

Students and guests who are mobility impaired may enter through the lower west door of Hilton Coliseum. The entrance is located on the ground level, under the sidewalk, and has elevator access to all levels of Hilton. Parking for persons with disabilities is located on the west side of Hilton, in Lot B2.

Students or guests who will need special assistance during the ceremony should contact Suzanne Lyndon at slyndon@iastate.edu or 515-294-1504 to make arrangements prior to the ceremony.

University Commencement Ceremony

Graduate College Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 9, 2019
7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 1
(Ivy College of Business, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum

For more information about the University Commencement Ceremonies, visit the Commencement website.

Contact Information

Suzanne Lyndon
Event Planner
2200 Gerdin Business Building