You have questions?
We have answers!
Q: What if I'm graduating in May? Can I pick up a grad cord in December?
A: Due to limited availability, December cord pick up is reserved for December graduates. Cords for students graduating in May will be made available in the spring semester.
Q: What if I'm not walking in a ceremony? Can I still have a first-gen grad cord?
A: Yes! Participation in a ceremony is not required.
Q: Who qualifies as first-gen?
A: Undergrads, graduate, professional students... see our "About" page for a comprehensive definition of first-gen. You do NOT have to be registered as first-gen to qualify for a first-gen grad cord.
Q: Can I pick one up for my friend?
A: Yes! If your first-gen grad friend is not available, you are welcome to grab a cord for them.
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 Angie Lamb in advance at 319-335-2062.