‘Second chance’ graduation announced
Walking across the stage during commencement is a moment many of our alums will never forget – receiving the diploma they worked so hard to earn in front of thousands of onlookers, the firm handshake from the University president and the posed formal photo they will cherish forever. Unfortunately, it’s also a memory that some alums do not make.
The Alumni Association is proud to offer a Second Chance Graduation to all alumni, who were
unable to attend their original commencement ceremony. These respective “graduates” will be
recognized alongside the Class of 2019 during the May 4, 2019, UIU commencement ceremony.
“We often receive feedback from alums regretting their decision not to attend commencement
or that it was something out of their control as to why they did not participate,” said Angie (Kimball) Joseph ’82, UIU Alumni Association President. “Either way, this will undoubtedly make some dreams come true, and for that the association is extremely excited to offer this opportunity.”
For more information or to apply, please visit uiu.edu/SecondChanceGraduation. The deadline
to sign up is Thursday, February 28,. Questions may be directed to the Alumni
Office at 563-425-5238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m so excited for UIU to offer this program. There are many, many alums who I’ve talked to over the years who say they wished they would have participated in Commencement – – now they still can!