Graduation Weekend



2020 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 8

  • 2:30 PM - Commencement rehearsal for graduating seniors on the Stewart Memorial Library mall

Saturday, May 9

  • 11:00 AM - Baccalaureate in Sinclair Auditorium  
  • 1:00 PM - Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony in Dows Theatre in Dows Fine Arts Center
  • 1:30 PM - Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony in Perrine Gallery in Stewart Memorial Library
  • 2:30 PM - Honors Convocation in Sinclair Auditorium

Sunday, May 10

  • 10:00 AM - Commencement Ceremony on the Stewart Memorial Library mall

Additional Information

  • Visitor and Hotel information: Available here.
  • If you cannot attend graduation: If you are unable to attend the Commencement ceremony, a written request must be submitted to the Office of the Provost in order to receive your diploma. Your diploma will be mailed to you soon after Commencement. Please indicate the appropriate mailing address in the request. 

Grad Cap Contest

The Class of 2020 is encouraged to share photos of your decorated graduation caps on social media. Use #KohawkCapContest2020 for a chance to win a prize basket and be featured on Coe's social media. The contest closes May 11, and be sure to make your posts public so we can see them.

Graduation Photo Opportunity Map

All marked locations will be set up for the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 10.


Contact Marketing & Events Manager Larimer Porter at or 319.399.8251.

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