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MAY 1, 2020 at 6:00pm*
*graduates will need to arrive 1/2 hour prior to ceremony start time

Convocation Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s the scoop

  • The College of Fine Arts Convocation (the ceremony where you “walk” and receive your diploma cover), is a ticketed event. All guests attending in Kingsbury Hall must have a ticket, including children and infants.
    • Guests without tickets are welcome, as well, and will be seated in our overflow venue in David Gardner Hall (where they can share in the ceremony via livestream).
  • Each graduating student will be allotted a set amount of complimentary admissions tickets for relatives and friends to attend the Convocation ceremony. The number of candidates participating in the ceremony determines the actual number of tickets each student receives. At this point, we can guarantee AT LEAST two tickets per graduating student, and additional tickets might be available. Information confirming the final number of tickets each student will be able to receive will be released in the first part of April.


  • To receive your allotted CFA Convocation Tickets, graduates MUST RSVP (directions to RSVP below). Any student who does not RSVP prior to February 15, 2020 will not be allocated any tickets.
  • Tickets will be available approximately one-month prior to Convocation. Graduates who have confirmed they will be participating in the Convocation ceremony will be contacted with the details of where and when to come and pick up their tickets. 


If you are a student in the College of Fine Arts and are planning on participating in the CFA Spring Convocation Ceremony, please select your academic unit below: 

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 1, 2020 at 6:00pm at Kingsbury Hall. The procession will begin at approximately 5:55pm.


All candidates for graduation should line up for the College of Fine Arts Convocation no later than 5:30pm.

  • 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.

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 and seats are first-come, first-seated, 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.  For a map of shuttle pick-up, please check back soon.


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, April 30, 2020 at the Huntsman Center. The Commencement procession will begin promptly at 5:45 pm, and the program will begin at 6:30 pm after all the graduates have been seated.

More Information

Visit the University of Utah Commencement website for more information.