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Join us on Friday, December 18, as we celebrate our Fall 2020 graduates! The Ivy College of Business convocation ceremony will include greetings from Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding, remarks from a student speaker, and individual recognition of degree candidates who are in attendance. Candidates will cross the stage as their names are read and be recognized by the dean and the chair of their department.

Seating is unlimited and tickets are not required for admission. However, degree candidates must RSVP to participate in the ceremony.

Student RSVP and Instructions


The ceremony will be live streamed on the college’s YouTube channel.

For information about the University Commencement ceremonies on December 18 and 19, visit the Commencement website.

Arriving at Hilton Coliseum

The doors to Hilton Coliseum will open at 3:00 p.m. Candidates should leave purses, coats, and other personal items with friends and family during the ceremony.


Accessible parking is located on the west side of Hilton Coliseum, in Lot B2. The accessible entrance is on the west side of Hilton Coliseum and offers elevator access to all levels of Hilton. Special seating accommodations for guests are available on a first come, first serve basis on the concourse level of Hilton Coliseum.

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. If assistance is needed the day of the ceremony, please speak with an usher.


Photos may be taken from your seat during the ceremony. In addition, Flash Photography staff will be on the floor to take two close-up pictures: one as candidates shake hands with the dean and another as they exit the stage. Graduates will receive an email shortly after convocation and photos may be purchased online.

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Share your photos, memories, future plans, and selfies using #IvyGrad and #cyclONEgrad.

For the Iowa State University academic calendar, visit this link.