2015 University-Wide Commencement
The University of Utah General Commencement is the campus-wide opening ceremony, kicking off many events across campus and serving as a collective celebration of the University community and the collective success and accomplishments of the graduating class. It will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. We recommend that you attend, as this year’s ceremony will feature some exciting changes and additions that should be memorable.
For more information, please visit http://commencement.utah.edu/.
College of Health Convocation
The 2015 Convocation for the College of Health will be held in the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm. All students graduating from the College of Health will have degrees conferred during the Convocation ceremony.
Line-Up and Seating of Graduates
All College of Health Candidates should plan to arrive in cap and gown no later than 1:15 pm at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Undergraduate candidates will go directly to their seats in the Huntsman Center. Enter the seating areas from the top of the arena. The seating will be by department as designated by posted signs. College personnel will be on hand to assist in seating candidates.
Masters and doctoral candidates will line up outside in the west tunnel of the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Campus Center Drive (located west of the arena). Candidates will assemble by department or division. College personnel will be on hand to assist in lining up candidates.
Candidates – please do not bring purses, bags, or backpacks to your seating areas. Leave personal items with your families.
Cap and Gown Orders
Student graduates can pay for and pick up graduation regalia at the University Bookstore's GRAD FAIR, March 26-28, 2015. Go to University Campus Store for additional information. Diplomas are mailed to student graduates within three months of graduation.
Tickets are not required to attend Convocation and any interested attendees are welcome. Guest seating is available in all sections and rows of the Huntsman Center not reserved for graduating students or for individuals with disabilities. The academic processional will begin promptly at 1:55 pm. Families and guests should be seated prior to that time.
Special Seating and Accommodations
Students or guests with disabilities (including individuals in wheelchairs and those who have limited mobility) attending the College of Health’s convocation ceremony can request accommodations by contacting Courtney in the College of Health at (801) 581-8379 to reserve a wheelchair. They reserve first call, first served and they are limited in numbers. There is no charge for the rental. The College requests that guests give reasonable prior notice and, since space is limited, plan to arrive early.
Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. Families are encouraged to drop off elderly guests, and those who cannot walk long distances, in the Huntsman Center circle drive before parking their cars. The closest parking to the Huntsman Center is directly south in the LDS Institute lot. Guests may also park in other lots and catch a University shuttle to the Huntsman Center.
There will not be a professional photographer to take pictures during the College of Health Convocation on May 8, 2015.
Diplomas will be mailed from the Office of the Registrar to student graduates within three months of graduation.