Spring 2023 Convocation
May 5 at 12 pm
Kingsbury Hall

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you and are so proud of all the hard work, creativity, and risk-taking you do in the University of Utah College of Fine Arts. We compile information about convocation here, so keep checking back for updates!

Please check your uMail daily for other information/news from the University, the College, and your Unit.


Congratulations to the Class of 2023!!!!


Please find a digital copy of the Convocation Program here.

A Slide Show of Convocation Photos by Island Photography is available here.


Meet Your Fellow Classmates (updated April 28, 2023)

Diana Tran, 2023 CFA Convocation Speaker (Department of Art and Art History)

The College of Fine Arts Outstanding Seniors 2023

May 5 - Convocation Schedule (updated April 24, 2023)

We are excited for the College of Fine Arts Class of 2023, their friends, family and loved ones near and far to celebrate the CFA Convocation with us on May 5, 2023 at Kingsbury Hall.  The ceremony will start precisely at noon.  Please see the below suggested schedule to make sure that graduates and their guests enjoy the ceremony:

11:15am--Students may begin to arrive at Kingsbury Hall.  Please proceed to the west side of the building using the sidewalk between Kingsbury Hall and Gardner Hall.  Undergraduate students (bachelor degrees) will enter Kingsbury Hall through the west ground floor entrance.  Once in the building please follow signs to your designated departmental gathering areas. Graduate students (masters and doctoral degrees) will line up outside of the west side doors.  Doctoral and MFA candidates will carry their hoods into the theater and be hooded on stage.  All other master degree candidates will wear their hoods for the entirety of the ceremony.  ALL GRADUATES: Please arrive in your regalia, and leave any personal items with your guests. There is nowhere to store personal effects during the ceremony.

11:30am--Kingsbury Hall will open doors to ticketed guests.  Please do not forget your tickets as they will not be reprinted or redistributed.  All guests including babes-in-arms MUST have a ticket.  All ticketed guests are encouraged to be seated by 11:55am.  Those not seated by the start of the processional may have to wait until the processional ends to be seated. Overflow seating is available at David Gardner Hall. (Immediately west of Kingsbury Hall)

12:00pm--The Convocation Ceremony will commence.  Latecoming graduates should look for a CFA volunteer (wearing a CFA lanyard) in the Kingsbury Hall lobby to be seated with their cohort.  Latecoming guests will be seated at the discretion of the Kingsbury Hall ushers.  

May 4 - University Commencement Update (as of April 17, 2023)

The University Commencement ceremony is a campus-wide celebration for all graduates at the University of Utah. The commencement event will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. MDT in the Jon. M. Huntsman Center.

There is no registration process for graduates to participate in the University Commencement ceremony. Graduating students who wish to attend commencement must arrive at the east entrance of the Central Garage and Rooftop Playfield facility (near the Huntsman Center) by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023 to join your college lineup and experience the pre-commencement festivities. University staff will lead you into the Huntsman Center with the University Commencement processional to begin the event.

To ensure safety for all attendees, be advised graduates and guests are required to walk through a metal detector prior to entering the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Students are discouraged from bringing bags with them to the event or encouraged to place their belongings in a clear bag.

SHARE WITH YOUR OUT-OF-TOWN LOVED ONES:  Can't make it to University Commencement in-person? Watch the event in real-time online at

Please arrive in your regalia! 

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