The Upper Iowa University Registrar's office is dedicated to helping students, faculty, and staff with all their academic needs. Through registration and degree audits, evaluation of courses in transfer, and questions or inquiries in reference to curriculum, the office maintains a secure, confidential environment for the academic records of all students. The office can also assist you with certification of enrollment or verification of academic requirements for insurance purposes.

Contact the registrar at or 563-425-5200.

Academic Calendar

The Fayette Campus academic calendar includes important dates throughout the year, such as the start of classes and holiday breaks. Term dates for other locations and programs are published in the University Catalog.

Academic Catalogs

The current University Catalog contains complete course descriptions as well as the current requirements for completing each degree in each major. Please consult your academic advisor if you have questions.

Commencement Ceremonies and Graduation

A commencement ceremony is held in May each year on the Fayette campus. Visit our commencement page for more information. Students attending UIU at military or international locations should contact their location for information on additional local ceremonies. If you wish to attend a UIU commencement ceremony, complete the Request to Participate in Graduation/Commencement Ceremony form on myUIU.

As a candidate for graduation, regardless of whether you plan to participate in a ceremony, you must file an application for graduation and submit the $70 application fee. Application deadlines are published in the University Catalog.

If you are unable to attend commencement or would like to purchase additional items to commemorate your graduation, UIU offers commencement packages.  Visit our Marketplace under the Graduate section for more information about the options. 

All prospective graduates with myUIU access should complete the electronic Graduation Application/Survey available in myUIU under Student Forms.

For those who are unable to access myUIU, a paper version of the application is available.

Student Forms

Most forms for current, returning, and former students are available on myUIU including:

  • Course Withdrawal Form
  • Change of Major Form
  • Certificate Claim Form
  • Request for Duplicate Diploma
  • Personal Information Update for Returning Students

If you need assistance or are unable to access a form, contact your UIU location or the Registrar’s Office.


Request a transcript.

Verification of Enrollment/Degree and Loan Deferment Forms

Registered students may obtain an enrollment verification letter by contacting the Registrar’s Office.

If your student loan servicer has requested that you submit a loan deferment form, complete the student sections and submit the form to the Registrar’s office by scanning and emailing to or faxing to 563-425-5287. You may also bring the form to your local UIU location. Forms will be certified and sent to your loan servicer (be sure to provide the name of the organization if it is not listed on the form) after we confirm attendance in your courses.

Employers and other third parties wishing to verify a degree for a graduate of Upper Iowa University should do so through the National Student Clearinghouse. Upper Iowa University also holds the records for Lea College, formerly in Albert Lea, MN. Individuals needing to obtain Lea College records should contact the UIU Registrar’s Office directly.