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Frequently Asked Questions

Use the drop-down menus below to learn more about the University Commencement and College Convocation ceremonies. 

The University Commencement ceremony is a campus-wide celebration that broadly recognizes all graduates from each college as a whole. During the event, graduates will enter the Huntsman Center with their college as they hear words of congratulations from campus leaders, receive a welcome from the Office of Alumni Relations, and sing the fight song one last time as a student. 

Each college and school at the University of Utah recognizes the achievements of its graduating students in a smaller, more intimate setting at each individual College Convocation ceremony. Please visit the College Convocation webpage to see the date, time, and location of your college or school’s convocation event.

There is no registration process for graduates to participate in the University Commencement ceremony. Students can learn all necessary information to attend the event on the Student Information webpage. 

There may be a registration process set in place by each college hosting its individual College Convocation event. Please refer to the College Convocation webpage to learn more about each event. 

The duration of the University Commencement ceremony varies each year, but guests can anticipate roughly ninety minutes in length from beginning to end. It is suggested for guests to be seated by 5:45 p.m. as the processional will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the program at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Each College Convocation event is hosted by the individual colleges or schools across campus and vary in length. Please refer to the College Convocation webpage to learn more about each event. 

No, students' names are not individually announced or recognized at the University Commencement ceremony.

The College Convocation events do call each student on stage to receive their diploma individually. Please refer to the College Convocation webpage to learn more about each event.

Please return for 2023 online streaming information. 

Please review this webpage for detailed parking and transportation information for the University Commencement and College Convocation ceremonies. 

For the University Commencement event, please be aware all guests are required to enter the Jon M. Huntsman Center through a magnetron (or metal detector) before the ceremony. Visitors are discouraged from bringing bags with them to the event or encouraged to place their belongings in a clear bag

Please refer to the College Convocation webpage to learn more about possible event policies set in place by the college hosting the event. 

The University Commencement ceremony is not a ticketed event and there are no limits to the number of guests in attendance. 

There may be a separate ticketing process set in place by each college hosting its individual College Convocation event. Please refer to the College Convocation webpage to learn more about each individual event. 

Please see the information posted on the Accessibility at Commencement webpage

Please return for 2023 photography information. 

Please return for an updated seating map for the 2023 University Commencement ceremony. 

Last Updated: 9/7/22