For Faculty

Regalia Orders

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 between February 1-28, 2014. The last day to order rental regalia is on February 28th. Please visit the Campus Store webpage for more information regarding rental regalia and options to purchase fine quality regalia.


The formal commencement processional begins at 5:50 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m.  Faculty members are invited to assemble at 5 p.m. in the Sorenson building room 1151 and join with colleagues in a faculty social prior to the procession.


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

This year's honorary degree recipients are: H. Roger Boyer will receive a Doctorate of Business, Richard E. Kendell will receive a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Lewena “Tye” Noorda will receive a Doctorate of Fine Arts. Alex Smith will receive a Doctorate of Humane Letters. For more information, please read the official Unews release.

Commencement and Convocations

General Commencement exercises this year for all colleges except the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 1, 2014. For more information regarding this year's commencement, please visit the Commencement Ceremony page.

For information regarding college convocations and 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


Schedule of Events

5:00 p.m— a faculty social will take place in the  Sorenson building  room 1151 .

5:30 p.m— Faculty will begin to line up in two rows in preparation for the march. (Rainy Day Plan In the event of rain or snow, faculty will be directed to the tunnel where they will line up for the processional.)

5:50 p.m - Processional begins.

Commencement Speaker

For information regarding this year's commencement speaker, please visit the commencement speaker profile page.

Last Updated: 4/21/14