Commencement Updates

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  • Represent the Class of 2019 as the student speaker at the May 3rd University Commencement Ceremony in the America First Event Center. This opportunity is open to all fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019 graduates, both undergraduate and graduate students. Submit your original and complete speech (4-5 minutes in length) to Jen Burt at no later than February 15, 2019. The student selected will receive a $500 award. 
  • Master's degree candidates (graduate degrees) receive diplomas in their respective college convocation ceremonies at Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) is the only master's degree awarded at the 4:00 p.m. convocation.

Graduation Schedule
Friday, May 3, 2019

University Festivities - Tentative Schedule

8:30 a.m. - Commencement Procession
Traditional procession that begins on Upper Campus and ends at the America First Event Center. All graduates will walk under the Carter Carillon, and are asked to be on Upper Campus at 8:00 a.m. to line up. 

9:00 a.m. - University Commencement, America First Event Center
The formal ceremony to confer degrees upon SUU's Class of 2019. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - Graduation Celebration, Multi-Purpose Quad
An informal gathering of graduates with their family, friends, professors, and other guests before leaving campus. Free and open to all. 

College Convocations - Tentative Schedule

Each graduate is individually recognized, called to walk and accept their diploma in their respective college ceremony. ALL master's degree candidates (graduate degrees) receive their diplomas in their respective college convocation ceremonies. 

Noon - Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business; America First Event Center.
1:00 p.m. - College of Performing & Visual Arts; Randall Jones Theatre.
2:00 p.m. - College of Humanities & Social Sciences, including associate's of science degree in criminal justice, legal studies, and paralegal studies; America First Event Center.
4:00 p.m. - School of Integrative & Engaged Learning and Graduate & Online School, including master's of interdisciplinary studies (MIS), aviation program, associate's of arts and associate's of science degrees; Randall Jones Theatre.
4:30 p.m. - Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development; America First Event Center. 
6:30 p.m. - Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science & Engineering, including associate's of science degrees in CAD/CAM, construction technology, equine sciences, information technology, and livestock farm management; America First Event Center.  

View full details of graduation festivities.

Class of 2018 Stats

Size of Graduating Class:

  • 1,868 graduates
  • 442 master's
  • 1,050 bachelor's
  • 355 associate's
  • 21 certificates

Average GPA

  • 3.459

Age Range of Graduates:

  • 17-64

Gender Breakdown:

  • 1,043 Female
  • 825 Male
  • Class includes 52 married couples

Graduates come from:

  • 38 U.S. States
  • 24 Countries
  • 2 U.S. Territories
  • 28 Utah Counties

Most Popular Degrees:

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
  4. General Studies
  5. Elementary Education
  6. Communication
  7. Criminal Justice
  8. Accounting
  9. Human Nutrition
  10. Exercise Science