From the Office of the Registrar
University Commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Jon M Huntsman Center (Map). Candidates for graduation in the summer 2015, fall 2015, spring 2016, or summer 2016 terms may attend.
Photo Credit: The Office of the Registrar
Commencement is open to the public and free to attend. No tickets or RSVP required. This year's commencement speaker is work-life thought leader, Anne-Marie Slaughter. The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced four individuals selected to receive honorary doctorate degrees at commencement. For more information, please visit the Commencement Ceremony page. Those who are unable to attend commencement will be able to watch the live stream or posted video via the utah.edu website. For more information, please visit the Commencement Ceremony page."
For those of you attending or participating in graduation ceremonies this spring, here's some important information.
(this is the one for the entire campus where the VIPs speak)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Huntsman Center (Map)
- 5:00 pm - Graduates assemble in the Parking Terrace west of the Huntsman Center dressed in cap and gown
- 5:30 pm - Guests should be seated
- 5:45 pm - Procession begins
- 6:30 pm - Commencement ceremony begins
(this is the one where your name is called and you walk across the stage)
College of Science (Click here for other colleges' date, time and location)
Friday, May 6, 2016
Kingsbury Hall (Map) with overflow seating in JFB 101 and JFB 103 (Map)
- 7:15 am - Graduates assemble on the west side of Kingsbury Hall (see the link above for additional details)
- 7:45 am - Guests should be seated -
(saving seats is not allowed - tell your family and friends they all need to arrive at the same time - once Kingsbury is full, guests will be directed to JFB for overflow seating and may view it on closed circuit projected onto the large screens in the lecture halls)
- 8:00 am - Convocation ceremony begins
- 9:30 am - College of Science Reception on Presidents Circle
WATCH IT LIVE
Convocation will also be streamed live online so forward these links to family and friends who want to view it, but can't attend:
On-demand streaming of the College of Science Convocation will be available here.
The live stream link will be available here.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during commencement and convocation ceremonies. Please see the commencement parking map for parking locations as well as shuttle and TRAX stops. Additionally, since campus parking is limited, we encourage the use of UTA TRAX on these days. The use of TRAX while on campus is free both days, but fare is still required for any off campus travel.
As campus parking is limited, graduates and their guests are encouraged to use the free campus shuttle service to travel between commencement events. Shuttles run throughout campus and are scheduled every 10 minutes. Track the current location of any campus shuttle using the Live Shuttle Tracker.
For a map to all accessible parking options on campus, visit the campus map and select the "Accessible" option from the Map Features drop-down menu.
For a map with notifications regarding all parking lots effected by campus construction, view the campus map and select the "Construction" option from the Map Features drop-down menu.
For more information about transportation and parking options, visit the Commuter Services website.
To learn more, please visit the Commencement Ceremony Parking & Transportation page.