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College of Humanities Convocation

College of Humanities Graduation Reception

May 3, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00p.m. | LNCO Lobby

All College of Humanities students, faculty, and staff attending convocation this year are invited.
Parents and partners are also welcome.
Light refreshments will be served.

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 1:30pm. The ceremony begins promptly at 2:00pm and is expected to last approximately 1 hour and 45 mins.

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.

Baccalaureate Degree Candidates

Please go directly to your seats in the sections marked within the Huntsman Center and as directed by the ushers. All graduates should be in their seats no later than 1:30pm. We advise that all graduates bring items that can fit in your pocket. Please do not leave items behind, because after your name is read, you will be directed to the reseating sections.

Doctoral and M.F.A Degree Candidates

Please enter through the tunnel entrance and staff will have you form two lines to march in the processional. Candidates for doctoral and M.F.A. degrees will carry their hood over their right arm and will be hooded when the degree is awarded. At the end of the ceremony, please stand and follow the faculty in the recessional out the West tunnel.

Master Degree Candidates

Please enter through the main concourse level through sections B & C (portal 3) and go directly to your seats in the section in green on map marked within the Huntsman Center arena floor and as directed by the ushers. Candidates for master's degrees will wear their hoods with their gowns. At the end of the ceremony, please stand and follow the faculty in the recessional out the West tunnel.


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. Photographer Website.

Honors at Graduation

You may pick up an honor cord the week of April 29 within room 2100 LNCO. Please bring in a copy of your unofficial transcript to verify your honors GPA.


Diploma covers are presented during the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed to student graduates within three months of graduation. You may submit a request to the Graduation Office to list your preferred name on your diploma at in writing by the last day of classes for the semester the student is expecting to graduate.

Cap & Gown Orders

Student graduates can pay for and pick up graduation regalia at the University's Bookstore's Grad Fair, April 4 - April 6. Go to the University Campus Bookstore for additional information.


Tickets are not required. Guests can sit in sections that are not already reserved. The ceremony will be live-streamed so other family and friends can tune in virtually.

Parking Map & Instructions

Please see the parking map for the College of Humanities parking locations. Commencement Parking and Transportation Information.

Jon M. Huntsman Center ADA Access

Guests needing ADA access to the Huntsman Center may have someone drop them off directly in front of the Huntsman center on the South half-circle. All the shuttles will be lift-equipped. No passes or permits are needed during Convocation. Guest Seating: Guests will enter the Huntsman Center on the second level. As guests enter each portal, wheelchair cutouts are located in each section of the arena in row 31, concourse level. They are available on a first-come basis. There is NO accessible seating at floor level. Strollers and walkers are not allowed into the arena seating areas, nor are they allowed in any wheelchair cutouts. They may be stored at the ticket counter near Portal 23. More information can be found here.



Graduation Questions

If you have questions, please contact Natalie Montoya via email, or call (801) 581-5897

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