2023 COLLEGE CONVOCATION
Convocation Schedule & Livestream
Graduate: Thursday, May 4th, 8:30 AM | Kingsbury Hall
Undergraduate: Friday, May 5th, 9:00 AM | Huntsman Center
General Commencement: Thursday, May 4, 6:00 PM | Huntsman Center
GUEST SEATING & TICKETS
Family and friends of graduates are welcome to attend the CSBS convocation ceremonies.
- CSBS Graduate Convocation for Master's and PhD students is a ticketed event. Guest tickets are required for Graduate Convocation at Kingsbury Hall on May 4. Master’s and PhD candidates must request tickets by Friday, April 14. Requested tickets will be available to pick up in the CSBS Dean’s Office in Gardner Commons room 3725 the week of Monday, April 17.
- There will be reserved seating at Kingsbury Hall for graduating students or individuals who need special accommodation. Family members are not allowed to sit with the graduates. Guests need to be seated 15 minutes prior to the beginning of Convocation.
- Overflow seating and seating for guests without a ticket will be held next door at the School of Music - Thompson Chamber Music Hall inside Libby Gardner Hall (1375 Presidents' Cir, SLC, UT 84112)
- Tickets are not required to attend Undergraduate Convocation on May 5. Guest seating at the Huntsman Center will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
All students should enter in through the main concourse and go directly to their seats. Here is a link to the seating map:
LINE-UP & SEATING OF GRADUATES & GUESTS
Graduating students should arrive 30 minutes early
KINGSBURY HALL - Graduate Convocation
Doctoral (PhD) and Masters Candidates should be in regalia and lined up on the west side of Kingsbury Hall by 8:00 AM on Thursday, May 4. There will be two lines. Master’s candidates will be admitted first to sit in reserved seating. Doctoral candidates will process in after faculty. Doctoral candidates will carry their hood draped over an arm and will be hooded when the degree is awarded.
Guests of Graduate students must have a ticket to enter Kingsbury Hall. Ticketed guests should line up on the East side of Kingsbury Hall. Seating for those without tickets and overflow seating will be next door at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
HUNTSMAN CENTER - Undergraduate Convocation
Undergraduate Candidates should be in regalia and seated by 8:30 AM on Friday, May 5 at the Huntsman Center. Please look for your department or major banner and sit with your group.
Guests of Undergraduate students do not need a ticket to enter the Huntsman Center. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may sit in sections not already reserved for graduating students.
SPECIAL SEATING AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Closed captioning will be available at both convocations. Families are encouraged to drop off guests with limited mobility near the front of the building. Please work with the CSBS Dean's Office if you require additional accommodations by emailing email@example.com.
There will be a drop-off spot for those with limited mobility at the east side of
Kingsbury Hall, by the bridge above the box office. Once inside, there will be spaces
for wheelchairs on the main level
Wheelchair cutouts are located in each section of the Huntsman arena in Row 31, which
is level with the concourse. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
As space is limited, please plan to arrive early.
Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during convocation. Families are encouraged to drop off guests with limited mobility near the front of the building.
Parking Map for Graduate Convocation on Thursday, May 4
Parking Map for Undergraduate Convocation on Friday, May 5
Reader cards are used to announce a graduate’s name during the Convocation Ceremony, and to identify students in photos. Reader cards are now available for pick up in the CSBS Student Success Center – Gardner Commons room 2455.
Please pick up a yellow reader card and fill out both sides with your information. Those students who are in attendance will give their reader cards to the name readers as they walk to pick up their diploma cover at convocation. The reader cards will then be given to the photography company taking pictures. Please make sure all information is correct and that you bring the reader card with you to convocation.
Reader cards will be available at Convocation to fill out if you are not able to pick
one up beforehand.
CLEAR BAG POLICY - (HUNTSMAN CENTER)
The Huntsman Center enforces a clear bag policy. Convocation attendees may bring in one clear bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Guests are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy.
click here for clear bag policy guidelines
Diploma covers will be distributed during convocation. One diploma cover per graduate, please. If you are earning multiple degrees, you can stop by the Office of the Registrar after the semester ends to receive another diploma cover.
Diplomas will be mailed to graduates within three months after graduation. Please make any corrections to your mailing address in CIS to ensure proper delivery. Contact the Graduation Division of the Office of the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Students can pre-order caps & gowns through the Campus Store website. The Campus Store will be selling regalia all the way up until graduation. Not all
sizes and colors will be guaranteed. Regalia is encouraged, but not required.
If you ordered your regalia online and have not yet received it, please contact Campus Store Online Order Fulfillment.
(801) 585-3234 Orderfulfillment@bookstore.utah.edu
Per cononavirus.utah.edu, masks are not required in indoor spaces on main campus. Our campus remains “mask-friendly,” and those who wish to wear masks are encouraged to do so.
In conjunction with the Graduation Pledge Alliance, the College of Social & Behavioral Science 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 actions.
Learn more about the Sustainability Pledge
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 Social & Behavioral Science's Convocation. Sustainability Pledge graduation cords can be picked up at the Business Classroom Building (BUC) 50 through April 26.
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