Graduation ceremonies for the University and Colleges are some of the most exciting days on campus!  

Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd, 2014


The University of Utah commencement and convocation ceremonies are held annually at the conclusion of Spring semester.  

You are invited to attend both the University Commencement Ceremony and your College Convocation.

All candidates must apply in advance for graduation.  Learn more about when and how to apply for graduation on the  Office of the Registrar website

Graduation Day

Graduation at the University of Utah consists of two events: commencement and convocation. Commencement is for all candidates and convocations are held by each college.

College of Fine Arts Convocation

The College of Fine Arts Convocation will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall.


All candidates for graduation should line up for the College of Fine Arts Convocation by 12:15 p.m.

  • Baccalaureate Candidates should enter through the “lower lobby” door at the southwest side of the building and will line up in the lower level of Kingsbury Hall.
  • Master’s, DMA and PhD candidates should line up on the southwest side of Kingsbury Hall along the sidewalk between David Gardner Hall and Kingsbury Hall.


Tickets are not required to attend Convocation. Due to space limits, we recommend limiting the number of guests to 4, if possible. The academic processional will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Families and guests should be seated prior to that time.

Special Seating/Accommodations

Students or guests with disabilities (including individuals in wheelchairs and those who have limited mobility) attending the College of Fine Arts’ Convocation Ceremony can request accommodations by contacting Cami Rives at 801-581-6764.  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 guests who cannot walk long distances at Kingsbury Hall before parking their cars. Guests may also park in other lots and catch a University shuttle to Kingsbury Hall.

Graduation Photos - Information


A commercial photographer will be present to photograph all candidates. You will be asked to fill out name cards for the photographer, but you are under no obligation to purchase pictures. Family and friends may take additional photographs as desired.  For more information about graduation photos, please click here.


Diplomas will be mailed from the Office of the Registrar to student graduates within three months of graduation.

University Commencement

Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Huntsman Center.


Candidates for graduation should plan to arrive in cap and gown by 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot south of Milton Bennion Hall. Staff members from Student Affairs will be on hand to assist candidates and to provide the program of the day. Bookstore representatives will also be available to help with regalia (caps & gowns). Candidates must purchase graduation regalia prior to graduation day.

Review the Graduation Checklist for more helpful information about how to order regalia and announcements.


Guests should plan to be seated before 6:00 p.m. and may take seats of their choice in any area of the Huntsman Center except those reserved for the candidates for graduation. Parking is free in any of the lots and invitations are not required to attend Commencement. At the conclusion of the exercises, guests may meet the candidates.

Those unable to attend commencement can watch the online broadcast of the ceremony live on KUED.


Individual pictures of candidates are not taken at commencement. They are available at the College of Fine Arts Convocation.

More Information

Visit the University of Utah Commencement website for more information.

Spring 2014 Event Calendar

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