Center for Diversity & Enrichment Graduation 2021

Save the Date for CDE Graduation Reception 2021. The reception will be held over Zoom on May 12th, 6-8pm CDT. Student registration deadline: April 1st, 5pm CDT. Guest registration deadline: April 19th, 5pm CDT.

Each year, CDE Graduation recognizes undergraduate, graduate, and professional students graduating throughout the academic year (fall 2020, spring 2021, or summer 2021) so we can celebrate them and honor all that they’ve achieved while at UI. Please join us in a virtual Zoom ceremony on Wednesday, May 12, from 6-8pm CDT and help us cheer them on!

The ceremony will consist of keynote remarks from both an alum and a graduating student, recognition for winners of our three awards, and of course the traditional reading of names to celebrate each graduate. In the event that you’re unable to attend, the full ceremony will be recorded so you can view anytime. In addition to the ceremony, we’ll also be creating a permanent website to further commemorate the graduates; this link will be shared closer to the event.

Your access to this celebration is very important to us. A real-time ASL interpreter will be present for our reception, and we are planning to utilize Zoom's automatic closed captioning feature. We are also ensuring that all the content on our website is screen reader–accessible. There is a question in the registration form that provides you an opportunity to ask for additional accommodations, but if you have any questions regarding this, please email Sarah Lambert, planning committee chair, at sarah-lambert@uiowa.edu.

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 in advance at