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Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony


Saturday, May 15, 2021

University of Northern Iowa — McLeod Center
2501 Hudson Rd
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Hawkeye Community College will hold limited in-person commencement ceremonies for students who have completed certificates, diplomas, or associate degree programs during Fall 2019 or 2020, Spring 2020 or 2021, or Summer 2020 or 2021 semesters.

Graduates will be invited to one of three ceremonies, depending on their program of study:

  • 10:00am — Liberal Arts
  • 1:00pm — Health Sciences
  • 4:00pm — Applied Science & Applied Arts

Students must fill out the graduation application, RSVP by April 30, and purchase their cap, gown, and tassel to participate in commencement. 

Commencement Ceremony

The commencement ceremony will be held at the University of Northern Iowa McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

Each graduate participating in commencement will receive eight (8) guest tickets. Each graduates’ guests will be given assigned seats in pods of four physically distanced from others. Guests will need to present their ticket at the door in order to attend the commencement ceremony. Tickets were emailed to participating students on May 7, 2021.

All attendees will be required to wear face masks. The McLeod Center will be cleaned and disinfected between each ceremony.

Live Stream

The ceremony will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

Share the Excitement

Share your graduation messages on social media using the hashtag #HawkeyeGraduation2021. Messages will be shown on the screen in McLeod Center before each ceremony begins. You can also update your own social media with these cover images and Facebook frames.

Facebook Cover Image

Click the image below to open a new page with the full-size image. Right-click or press/hold on the image below to save to your device. Open your Facebook account, then go to your Profile. Click Edit Cover Photo and upload your new photo.

Facebook Frames

Click one of the images below to add the frame to your Facebook profile image. You may be asked to login to your account to complete the update.

I'm a college graduate Facebook frame Celebrating Hawkeye Community College Commencement Facebook Frame


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