Almost Alumni Week- April 24th – 28th RSVP for events today!

Almost Alumni Week will take place from Monday, April 24 – Thursday, April 27.

We have several events taking place that week, including the Tippie Toast to Graduation. Please make sure you visit the Almost Alumni Week webpage to see all the activities planned, RSVP to those events, and remember to take the Almost Alumni Survey.

Thank you to the many partners that help to make this week a success for all our graduates including, Tippie’s Alumni Engagement office, the Tippie Young Alumni Board, Tippie Senate, Tippie Career Services, and Tippie Thrive! Also thank you to the UPO, Dean’s front office staff for their support of these events.

Last week of early registration! Here are 8 things to expect:

Here are 8 things to expect during early registration: 

  1. Early registration is now three 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 get sick 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.

Tippie Women Summit In-Person Event

Tippie Women Summit In-Person Event

Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 pm at the Courtyard Marriott Iowa City, 901 Melrose Avenue (across from Kinnick Stadium)

This in-person event will feature a brief keynote from Beth Livingston, Tippie Associate Professor and co-author of Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work. Along with a Q&A between Beth and Tippie Dean Amy Kristof-Brown, this event will feature a structured networking opportunity for students and working professionals. Free of charge – bring a friend or make a new one. Food and drink provided. Students over the age of 21 should bring legal ID. Register here.

Tippie Women Summit Returns

Tippie Women Summit Returns


The 2023 Tippie Women Summit will include three events – one IN-PERSON and two virtual events. All are free and to the public. Check out the full slate of programming – you won’t want to miss the networking at the March 23 in-person event at the Courtyard Marriott near Kinnick.

First event:

Friday, March 3 at 12 noon (recorded and shared on the Tippie Alumni Website)

Live & Learn: Mistakes Make Us Who We Are

This alumni panel discussion will be moderated by Tippie alum Sheri Salata (BBA80), transformation expert and former Oprah Winfrey executive producer and co-president of OWN. Panelists will share stories of mistakes, regrets, and lessons learned. Register here:


Alumni Perspectives: Economics and My Career- Alumni Panel is on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:00 pm in S401 PBB

Our Economics Department’s  “Alumni Perspectives: Economics and My Career”  Alumni Panel is on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:00 PM in S401 PBB.

We have a great group of Economics alumni coming in and the discussions will be centered around the impact of getting an Economics degree. All four panelists have pursued diverse careers and all have found great value in what they learned in Iowa’s Economics department. They will discuss how their training in Economics helped prepare them for success and give advice on how to prepare for a great career. You will have a chance to ask questions and interact with our alumni at the end of the panel as well. Food will be provided.

  • Hannah Hendricks – Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs
  • Kyle Coghlan – Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Olivia Warren – Business and Economic Growth Services Manager at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Zachary Parle – Attorney at Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman, PLC

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.