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Convocation Schedule & Livestream

Convocation Schedule & Livestream

Graduate: Thursday, May 2, 8:30 AM | Kingsbury Hall

Undergraduate: Friday, May 3, 11 AM | Huntsman Center

General Commencement: Thursday, May 2, 6 PM MDT | Huntsman Center

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Alright CSBS graduates, it's almost time to celebrate your amazing accomplishments! Share with us a short story about your journey at the U , or send a big shoutout to your family, friends, and mentors. We'll make sure to showcase your messages during the lively 2024 CSBS Convocation ceremonies!

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Students can still submit a late application to apply for graduation. Please note that if you missed the March 1 application deadline, your name will not appear in the convocation program. Summer 2024 graduates will be included in the Spring 2025 convocation program. Students can still have their name called and be recognized at convocation by filling out a reader card and turning it in during convocation.

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Reader cards are used to announce a graduate’s name during the Convocation Ceremony, and to identify students in photos. Reader cards will be available for pick up at these locations: 

  • CSBS Student Success Center – Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-3 PM, Gardner Commons room 2455 
  • CSBS Dean’s Office – Monday-Friday, 9 AM-3 PM, Gardner Commons room 3725 
  • CSBS Convocations – May 2 for Graduate Student Convocation and May 3 for Undergraduate Student Convocation 

If you pick up a reader card before convocation, please fill it out and bring it with you to CSBS Convocation. You may also pick up a reader card at CSBS Convocation. Please give your completed reader card to the name reader as you walk to pick up your diploma cover at convocation. The reader cards will then be given to the photography company taking pictures. Please make sure all information is correct, including checking in with the QR Code on the reader card. 



Regalia will be available to purchase in-store and online through the month of May. 




Family and friends of graduates are welcome to attend the CSBS convocation ceremony.  

  • Guest tickets are required for Graduate Convocation at Kingsbury Hall on May 2. Master’s and PhD candidates must request tickets in advance. Please complete this form to request up to five (5) guest tickets.  
  • Requested tickets will be available to pick up in the CSBS Dean’s office starting Monday, April 15.  
  • Extra tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis starting Thursday, April 25. 
  • 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 3. Guest seating at the Huntsman Center will be on a first-come, first-served basis.   

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Closed captioning will be available at both convocations.  Kingsbury Hall will also provide ASL interpreters. Families are encouraged to drop off guests with limited mobility at the front of the building. 
Graduate Ceremony   
There will be a drop-off spot for those with limited mobility in front of Kingsbury Hall.  Once inside, there will be spaces for wheelchairs on the main level.   
Undergraduate Ceremony 
Wheelchair cutouts are located in many sections 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. 


Huntsman Center Security & Bag Information

To ensure safety for all attendees, be advised graduates and guests are required to walk through a metal detector prior to entering the Jon M. Huntsman Center. 

Students and guests may not bring prohibited items for graduation, this includes backpacks and purses, except for medical and diaper bags which will be searched and tagged. Please review a list of items prohibited in the Jon M. Huntsman Center for the University Commencement and College Convocation ceremonies.   

Guests have the option to temporarily store personal items (strollers, backpacks, purses, etc.) during the graduation ceremonies in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) West second floor entrance northeast of the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Signage will direct guests to the storage area, and security will be present during the event.  



Island Photography has been authorized to photograph graduates during convocation.  Each graduate will be photographed twice as they are recognized. Island Photography will contact each student by email and USPS mail delivering a link and order form to view your color proofs. There is no obligation to buy. Families and friends may also register to receive proofs here (before the ceremony date only): 

Register for photos 



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 ( with questions.  


We are once again honoring graduating students who have completed an internship with cords for this year's convocation. Internships must have taken place while the student was studying at the U, but students do not need to have earned credit or secured the internship through CSBS Internships to be eligible.

To receive a cord, students need to fill out this survey: 






Sustainability Pledge

In conjunction with the Graduation Pledge Alliance, the University of Utah's Sustainability Office 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.
Those who commit to The Sustainability Pledge and who study with participating colleges may pick up a green cord to wear at commencement and convocation to symbolize their commitment.

      • Graduation extravaganza, March 26th from 10am-2pm in the Alumni House
      • Reading Day, April 24th from 8am-3pm in GC 2455, CSBS Student Success Center
      • Sustainability Office (BUC 50), through Friday. April 19, 9 AM-4 PM. 
        • Must show screenshot “thank you screen” to receive cord. 

By completing this form you agree to share your name and UNID with the Sustainability Office and confirm that you are associated with the University of Utah. The Sustainability Office may also use your answers to non-required questions in materials and advertising, and for future Sustainability Pledge promotions. However, individuals will remain anonymous.

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Whether you're an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program student, leave your legacy by letting us know what you're doing after graduation. It only takes 2 minutes! 

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Last Updated: 4/12/24