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This graduation event is held each year to celebrate the countless achievements of our international students and their accomplishments in reaching graduation. All international students – undergraduate and graduate – are invited to participate in this celebration. The graduation will include a student speaker, reading of names and conferral of affinity cords, and a reception with light refreshments following the ceremony.

  • When: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 3:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Old Capitol Senate Chambers (Pentacrest Museum)

Graduate registration:

Graduate Registration Form

Non-graduate registration:

For campus partners, students, staff, faculty, and community members

Non-graduate Registration form



If seating exceeds capacity, priority will be given to graduating students and their immediate families. 

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Award nomination: During the graduation, we will also recognize graduates with awards dedicated for international students. If you would like to submit a nomination for yourself, please fill out this nomination form by Monday, April 11, 5:00pm CT:

Nomination form is currently closed.

In addition, as a reminder, if you are in F-1 status and wish to use Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation, please apply early! Visit this page to learn more about OPT and come and talk to one of the ISSS advisor with more details of your application during walk-in hours.

We are looking forward to celebrating this incredible milestone with you. If you have any questions regarding the International Student Affinity Graduation, please contact

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Shuhui Lin in advance at (319) 335-0335 or