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.
All undergraduate candidates should go directly to their seats as designated below.
Undergraduate students will not march in a procession. Doctoral and Master candates
will enter through the West tunnel entrance and will march in the processional. 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.
Doctoral and Master's Degree Candidates
Please enter through the tunnel entrance and staff will have you form two lines to
march in the processional. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in writing by the last day of classes for the semester the student is expecting to
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.
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
Honors are determined within each college as follows:
Summa Cum Laudeis conferred upon bachelors degree students whosecumulative GPAranks them in the top 1% of the graduating class of each college based on a five year
average of the top 1% in that college.
Magna Cum Laudeis conferred upon bachelors degree students whosecumulative GPAranks them in the next 2.5% of the graduating class of each college based on a five
year average of the next top 2.5% of that college.
Cum Laudeis conferred upon bachelors degree students whosecumulative GPAranks them in the next 4.5% of the graduating class of each college based on a five
year average of the next top 4.5% of that college.
You may pick up an honor cord the week of May 1st within room 2100 LNCO. Please bring
in a copy of your unofficial transcript.
If you have participated in activities from 2 of the following categories:
Research - anything outside of coursework (UROP, UCUR, OUR, SPUR, published an article,
presented at a conference, etc.)
Internship - completed an internship during your time as a student
Community Engagement/Activism - service in or engagement with communities or participation
in activism activities in conjunction with your degree (Bennion Center, CEL Humanities
course, volunteer language tutoring, etc.).
Leadership - Leadership position in Humanities (department student orgs, Humanities
student council, etc.)
In conjunction with the Graduation Pledge Alliance, the College of Humanities seeks to build a global community committed to social
and environmental responsibility in the workplace and through individual action to
build a healthy, sustainable, and just world. The Sustainability Pledge asks individuals
to consider the impacts their job and lifestyle has on social equity and the environment
and encourages them to improve both of these aspects through individual and collective
Those who commit to The Sustainability Pledge can pick up a green cord to wear at
commencement and convocation to symbolize their commitment. Pledgers will be recognized
at the College of Humanities' Convocation.