Author: Karlee Ihde

Karlee IhdeApril 29, 2020


Let’s meet Benjamin! Ben is a sophomore and a Criminal Justice major at Iowa Central. He calls Callendar, IA home. 

What has your experience been like with virtual classes?

My experience with virtual classes hasn’t been bad but it’s beneficial because I save gas even though gas is super low and I can be in class in my bedroom as well.


How are you keeping in touch with friends?

I’ve been keeping up with my friends pretty well with Snapchat mostly.


What activities are you doing to fill your time? 

I’ve been riding the four-wheeler more on the farm, spending time with my dog with more walks and enjoying the outdoors in the country.


Anything beneficial about being ‘stuck’ at home? 

What’s beneficial to staying home is being able to eat breakfast every day and getting back into some photography as well.


What’s the first thing you are going to do after social distancing has ended?

Probably the first thing I am going to do after this is all over is go to the movies.

Karlee IhdeFebruary 20, 2020


Students who have met the graduation requirements and have declared to graduate at the end of 2019 fall, 2019 winter, 2020 spring, and 2020 summer are all eligible to attend the Graduation Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


The Student Records office must receive your graduation declaration and degree audit by March 11th, 2020, if you are planning to attend Commencement this spring (May 2020). We are encouraging students to see their advisor as soon as possible to complete these materials, if you have not done so already. You can log into Triton Pass, WebAdvisor, and then go to Graduation Declaration to declare. The degree audit must be signed and dated by the advisor. Once you declare to graduate and the degree audit is turned into Student Records, a non-refundable graduation fee of $25 will be charged per degree, diploma and certificate. You will receive an email from the Business Office when the grad fee is on so you can make payment. If you have any questions about the graduation process, please contact Courtney Kopp at ext. 1020 in Student Records.

Karlee IhdeFebruary 20, 2020


Are you ready? Fall semester 2020 is fast approaching!


Fall enrollment opens on Monday, March 2nd. Returning students—be sure to get in touch with your advisors to enroll in classes.


If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your advisor!

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