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In-person commencement planned for Upper Iowa University

FAYETTE, Iowa (KWWL) — Upper Iowa University (UIU) is planning for in-person commencement at Harms-Eischeid Stadium Saturday, May 8th. UIU is making modifications to traditional in-person commencement for a safer and healthier environment.

UIU did hold a virtual commencement in 2020 and those graduates have been invited back to the Fayette Campus to be recognized.

UIU President William R. Duffy II

"Graduation is traditionally a time for all students to be duly recognized for their hard work and dedication in achieving their educational and future career goals. This year, we not only honor the 2020 and 2021 graduates for attaining their degrees, but also their unwavering perseverance to ensure the safety and good health of everyone around them in the face of a pandemic."

UIU President William R. Duffy II

A maximum of four guests per graduate will be permitted to attend the in-person events. For physical distancing, UIU will have three ceremonies on May 8th:

  • 10 a.m. ceremony - graduated of the School of Business and Professional Studies programs
  • 1 p.m. ceremony - School of Arts and Sciences
  • 3:30 p.m. ceremony - Andres School of Education, graduates of the MBA MEd, MPA, MSA, and MSC programs

Masks are required by everyone in attendance during each ceremony. Due to construction on West Water St., guests are being asked to use Clark St. to avoid delays. For more information, visit the UIU commencement webpage.

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