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College of Humanities Convocation

2020 Postponed

Possible  December 18 & 19 ceremony
Jon M. Huntsman Center


The College of Humanities Convocation ceremony will recognize Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral Degree Candidates for their degrees and honors earned. Diploma covers are presented at this time to each graduate. All graduates are required to wear the appropriate cap and gown during the ceremony.

Graduates should plan to arrive at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at TBA. The procession begins promptly at TBA.

All undergraduate candidates should go directly to their seats as designated below. Students will not march in a procession. Doctoral and Master candates will meet in the tunnel entrance and march in the procession.  Please bring a pen or pencil to print your name on the name card as you want it read and pronounced. Both sides of the card must be completely filled out. The reverse side of the card is used by the photographer.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately 1 hour and 45 mins.

Baccalaureate Degree Candidates

Please go directly to your seats in the Huntsman Center as designated below and as directed by the ushers. Graduates should be in their seats no later than TBA.

Candidates graduating from the Department of Communication will be seated in Sections B and C; enter by Portal 3.

Candidates graduating from the Departments of English, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, World Languages & Cultures, Writing & Rhetoric Studies, Asian Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Religious Studies, and the Bachelor's of University Studies will be seated in Sections K and L; enter in Portal 11.

Doctoral and Master's Degree Candidates

Please enter and line up in the West tunnel entrance on the lowest (basketball floor) level of the Huntsman Center. Candidates for doctoral degrees will carry their hood over their right arm and will be hooded when the degree is awarded. Candidates for master's degrees will wear their hoods with their gowns. You will process to your seats and recess out the tunnel entrance.


Tickets are not required. Guest seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Most guests choose to sit in Sections D through J, on the west side of the Huntsman Center. Guests are not allowed to sit in sections designated for graduates. Candidates and guests are requested to remain seated until the entire convocation program is complete. No helium balloons allowed and clear bag policy preferred.


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.

Cap and Gown Orders

Student graduates can pay for and pick up graduation regalia at the University's Bookstore's Grad Fair, March 26-March 28. Go to theUniversity Campus Bookstore for additional information.


Diplomas are mailed to student graduates within three months of graduation.

honors at graduation

You may pick up an honor cord the week of December 14. Please bring in a copy of your unofficial transcript to verify your GPA.


Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during commencement and convocation ceremonies. 
Please see the parking map for alternate parking locations.


If you have questions, please contact Taunya Dressler or Natalie Montoya via email or call (801) 581-6214.


2020 University of Utah Commencement

April 30, 2020

6:30 p.m.
Jon M. Huntsman Center


The University of Utah Commencement ceremony will confer all College degrees en masse.

Schedule of Events

Dear Class of 2020,
While the current circumstances impact the way we would normally hold Commencement, we want you to know we are committed to celebrating you and your accomplishments.

To that end, we are moving ahead with a livestream version of the General Commencement convocation on Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. MST.  An email invitation with details is forthcoming.

Please visit the Commencement site or the Graduation page for more information about commencement.

Last Updated: 4/29/20