In order to march in the processional, you will need academic regalia. If you do not have your own, faculty regalia rental orders must be submitted to the University Bookstore by February 29th. Please visit the Campus Store webpage for more information regarding rental regalia and options to purchase fine quality regalia.
Commencement & Processional Schedule
General Commencement exercises this year will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 5, 2016.
5:00 p.m. - A faculty social will take place in SAEC Room 1151.
5:30 p.m. - Faculty will begin to line up in two rows in preparation for the march.
5:50 p.m. - Processional begins.
6:30 p.m. - Commencement Program begins.
For more information regarding this year's commencement, please visit the Commencement Ceremony page. For information regarding this year's commencement speakers, please visit the commencement speaker page.
Special seating for you will be provided on the floor of the Huntsman Center. The first 48 faculty members arriving that afternoon who wish to participate in the Faculty Honor Guard (those who are first in line and who congratulate the students as they walk by) will be given a number ranking as they enter the robing area. The Faculty Honor Guard is optional, but will be on a first-come basis.
Honorary Degree Recipients
The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced four individuals selected to receive honorary doctorate degrees. This is the highest honor given by the institution. These leaders and innovators in their respective industries are Kem C. Gardner, Lynette Nielsen Gay, Kirk M. Ririe and George D. Smith. The awards will be presented during the annual commencement ceremony. Learn more about this year's recipients.
For information regarding college convocations, or commencements for either the S.J. Quinney College of Law or the School of Medicine, please visit the College Convocations page.
If you have questions concerning commencement ceremonies and college convocations, please call the office of your dean. Additionally, you may contact the office of Mary Parker, Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at 801-581-3490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.