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UNI prepares for commencement

December 6, 2011

Philip Patton, university registrar, registrar's office, 319-273-2244,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, in the McLeod Center. More than 600 students who have completed their degrees during the fall semester are eligible to participate in the ceremony. This year's commencement speaker is Isaac Brockshus, a composition-theory major from Spencer, Iowa.

Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the McLeod Center with light snacks and beverages. Graduates and guests are encouraged to attend. There will also be areas set up for families and graduates to take pictures.

The Commencement RSVP, cap and gown ordering, and graduation application forms are available online only.

Additionally, the UNI Department of Military Science will host its annual Fall Commissioning Ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, in Lang Hall. Four cadets will be commissioned as U.S. Army lieutenants. Family and friends are invited to arrive anytime after 7:30 a.m. and to stay for refreshments immediately following the ceremony.

A posthumous degree will also be awarded to the family of Jennifer Mills.

For more information, visit or contact Philip Patton, university registrar, at 319-273-2244 or