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Volume 47, Number 3


Not home sick: UI Student Health Service treats illness and supports wellness while students are away from home

Appreciating what we've got, working for what we need

Greetings from an experienced Hawkeye dad

It's not just pills and potions: New College of Pharmacy curriculum emphasizes patient interaction

Rockets, campaigns, and oral histories: Research opportunities abound for undergraduates at Iowa

Illuminating Opportunities

An end and a new beginning

How to get there from here and vice versa

A tradition of dance, a future of hope

Important Dates

University Calendar


The University of Iowa

An end and a new beginning: Commencement ceremonies culminate students' years of achievementPhotos of graduates celebrating with family and friendsCommencement is on the horizon. For parents of graduating students, one of the most important things to remember is to give yourself plenty of time to park and to get into the ceremony, according to Julie Fell, assistant registrar. So that students, families, and guests may enjoy this gathering, an appropriate academic atmosphere is maintained. To that end, alcoholic beverages are not allowed, and participating students may not carry cell phones, flowers, purses, gifts, balloons, or bags, or wear inappropriate dress or costumes under their robes. Save flowers and other gifts to give to the graduate after the ceremony.

For more information, including graduation times, dates, and locations, visit You also can call (319) 335-0296, the commencement “hot line” in the Office of the Registrar, where Diane Graber will answer your questions from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Messages may be left at other times. Graber also can help with special parking and seating arrangements for grandparents and other guests who require an accomodation to participate.


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