Graduation Checklist- Follow Steps Using Links!

Graduation Checklist– follow these steps to ensure that you’re ready for graduation this spring!

Degree application deadline – Friday, Feb. 24
If students plan to complete degree requirements this semester, they must submit a degree application for their degree to be awarded. Students who apply after the deadline will be charge a late fee.

Commencement RSVP for Spring 2023
Students who have completed their degree application and who plan to participate in commencement must RSVP to have their names read at commencement and displayed during the ceremony broadcast. The RSVP deadline is Sunday, April 9.

Carver Scholarship Available Valued at $6,000

The Carver Scholarship is available to full-time, Iowa resident, students who will be starting their junior year next fall. Eligible students must have faced obstacles in their lives. If you know of a student who may qualify, please encourage them to file the 2023-2024 FAFSA by March 1 (if they haven’t already) and apply for the scholarship by April 1. More information about the scholarship is available at

Women of Tippie: Empower, Connect, and Learn: Participate in the 2023 National Women’s Case Competition, Hosted by The University of Texas Austin.

Women of Tippie: Empower, connect, and learn: Participate in the 2023 National Women’s Case Competition, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Did you know that nationwide while 50% of business students are women, they make up only 29% of case competition contestants? This event is an opportunity for women to display their creativity, strategic thinking, and confidence while solving a business challenge.

How to get selected for the competition team:

Apply to be on the first Tippie team to compete in this case competition! Tippie will be sending a team of 4 undergraduate BBA women (trans and non-binary students are welcome). Prior completion or current enrollment in BUS 3000 (BCaP) preferred. Professor Beth A. Livingston, Faculty Director, Kathleen Dore – Henry B. Tippie Women’s Leadership Program will serve as the team advisor.  Professor Livingston, Frank Business Communication Center directors, and Undergraduate Program Office staff will select the team.

2023 dates

  • Feb. 13 (M): Apply via email, include a short paragraph stating why you’d like to participate, and attach your resume. Send email to and
  • Feb. 20 (M): Team selection made
  • Apr. 6 (Th): case released via email
  • Apr. 6 – 12: intensive case preparation [please note that Easter is April 9]
  • Apr 13 (Th) – Apr 15 (Sat): competition held in Austin, Texas

Students who compete in the competition will:

  • Have meals, lodging, and travel expenses paid for by Tippie
  • Prepare competition material and practice presenting with Professor Beth A. Livingston and Frank Center staff
  • Find opportunities to engage with corporate partners and recruiters to make career connections and network with other talented students from across the country
  • Compete in a case competition with over 40 universities to win $3,000 – $1,000 as a team in cash prizes

Tippie teams do well in national case competitions (2nd place in Eller Ethics competition last fall), and we’re excited to put together a team to compete in this one!

For more information about the application process, contact:;


Sign up now to compete in the IIPHRP 6th Annual Global Health Case Competition. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Sign up now to compete in the IIPHRP 6th Annual Global Health Case Competition. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Application Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2023

2023 Case Topic: Food Insecurity in a High-Income Country. Full details announced February 29th.

For more information and to apply, visit

This competition is open to all University of Iowa graduate and undergraduate students. Please note that eligibility rules require that all teams include at least 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student and include students from at least 3 disciplines from across campus. This year will feature a return to the in-person format. Students may sign up as teams or individuals. Individuals will be placed on a team by the competition planning committee. If you need assistance assembling your team, please contact the planning committee at

For a full list of team eligibility requirements, visit:

Accessibility Message

As a college we value an equitable and inclusive environment for all. Toward that end, the Tippie DEI Steering Committee recently took steps to ensure that the Pappajohn Business Building is accessible as possible. Previously the entrance on Market St. (entrance 20) was not accessible to the mobility impaired, particularly those in wheelchairs. Over winter break, this was rectified. In addition, work is ongoing to upgrade entrance 12, the entrance off the Cleary Walkway into W10. The push button for this door will go from a button the size of a quarter to one that is three foot long. The new button will be significantly easier to operate.


Tippie’s DEI Steering Committee is interested in identifying additional projects that will help improve accessibility in Pappajohn. They have already identified that no bathroom in Pappajohn has push-button entry. We have already begun exploring how we can make a push button a reality. If you other accessibility concerns, please contact Rick Adrian (, Tippie’s Director of Facilities.


Finally, the University of Iowa first designated a gender-neutral bathroom in 2013. As the 10th anniversary of that milestone approaches, I’d like to take the opportunity to remind you all that the Pappajohn Business Building has a gender-inclusive restroom, located in the computer lab: C220A. You can find a campus map of gender-inclusive restrooms here. These bathrooms are available whenever Tippie’s Instructional Technology Center is open. This spring, the hours are Monday–Thursday 7:30am–10pm, Friday 7:30am–6pm, and Sunday noon­–10pm.

*NEW* Supplemental Instruction for ACCT:2100 and ACCT:2200!

This spring we will start offering Supplemental Instruction (SI) for ACCT:2100 and ACCT:2200! In addition to these two new courses, SI will continue to support ECON:1100, ECON:1200, MATH:1350, and STAT:1030.

Check out this helpful resource for more information about our Academic Support Resources: 

Add/Drop Week 1 Change via MyUI Without Advisors or Instructors Permissions.

Here is a summary of the most common course deadlines.  There are even more deadlines listed on the Office of the Registrar’s website:

Adding and Dropping the First Week of Classes

You may add and drop semester-length courses the first week of the semester via MyUI without any permissions from advisers or instructors. International students may need permission from ISSS. This option ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 23rd.  Waitlists will also remain active during this time.

If the course is off-cycle, you may need to initiate an add request in the first week.

Change of Registration- Registrar’s Website: 



December Grads – Don’t forget to RSVP for the Tippie Toast to Graduation!

Join us on Wednesday, November 30 from 5 – 7 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Iowa City to celebrate the December 2022 graduates!

Drink tickets will be given to those guests that RSVP. Make sure you RSVP NOW!

Graduation gifts and Tippie diploma covers will also be given out at the Tippie Toast. In order to receive your gift, you must fill out the Graduation Survey.

We look forward to raising a glass to the Class of 2022!

Happy first day of Early Registration! Here are 8 things to expect over the next few weeks:

Happy first day of Early Registration! Here are 8 things to expect over the next few weeks:

  1. Early registration is now four weeks long instead of two, which means your assigned day may seem later than usual. But more often than not it still aligns with how many credit hours you’ve accrued. Take a look at the bottom of this page to see where you fall in relation to other students.
  2. Departments optimize their enrollment in a number of ways to ensure graduating students get the courses they need, including using waitlists. The best thing you can do is join them if a class (or section of a class) you want and need is full. Take a look at this Quick Guide if you need to know how to do so. Keep in mind that waitlist offers are not guaranteed, so register for whatever sections will keep you on track to graduate on your timeline.
  3. Like you, advisors are human and contract COVID or bear children or experience family emergencies, so we appreciate your patience as we ensure everyone is authorized to register in as timely a process as possible.
  4. You may not be able to register because you have a hold on your account. MyUI should indicate who to contact about lifting particular holds, but two of the most common are a late U-Bill or an unsigned Billing & Student Payment Agreement.
  5. Many courses have prerequisites, courses that you need to take before you can move onto the next. If Schedule Builder is saying you cannot register for a specific course, you may lack a prerequisite. If you are currently completing a prerequisite at another institution—not just wanting to take a course for which you are unqualified—you’ll need to Request Prerequisite Special Permission.
  6. If you’ve requested prerequisite special permission, that means you’ll need to submit a transcript as soon as the prerequisite is recorded so you don’t get removed from the Iowa course that requires it. Every institution has a unique but similar process; you can use this guide to help navigate it and get the transcript back to Iowa.
  7. Stress. You should expect stress. Fortunately, the University offers a number of resources to help you manage your well-being during this stressful time.
  8. Support. You should also expect support. Reach out to us—your advisor or our Information Desk—if you need support as the semester winds down.