Nicole Branstad Interactive Marketing Specialist, Marketing and Communications May 30, 2018 Congratulations to the graduates of 2018 It was another celebratory year as Des Moines University awarded 455 degrees in nine programs at the 118th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 25. Family, friends, faculty and staff celebrated the graduates throughout the week with programs, awards and a campus picnic. Check out the photos of our new graduates and their proud supporters at all of the Commencement festivities! COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY Hy-Vee Hall was basked in a purple glow as DMU honored graduates with 455 degrees. See photos below and watch the full ceremony here. CAMPUS PICNIC It was a hot one during the annual campus picnic, where balloon artists entertained the kids and local band, The Nadas, entertained our guests. COLLEGE AWARD PROGRAMS DMU’s three colleges recognized distinguished graduates during their award and honor programs held on campus. MILITARY COMMISSIONING CEREMONY Alumni and guests honored graduates who attended the University on military scholarships. Congratulations to all the graduates in the Class of 2018!