- Bob Schieffer, from CBS News, will be SUU's 2017 Commencement speaker.
- Watch Commencement 2016 highlights, courtesy of Island Photography.
- View the program for Commencement 2016.
- Tickets are NOT required for admission into the University Commencement or any of the College Convocations. All seating is general admission; doors to University Commencement will open at 7:30 a.m.
Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. - University Commencement, Centrum Arena
The formal ceremony to confer degrees upon SUU's Class of 2017. Centrum doors open at 7:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - Graduation Celebration, Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom
An informal gathering of graduates with their friends, professors and guests before leaving campus. Free and open to all. Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Celebration has been been moved from the Multi-Purpose Quad to the the Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom.
Each graduate is individually recognized, called to walk and accept their diploma in their respective college ceremony.
Noon - Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development, Centrum Arena
1:00 p.m. - College of Performing & Visual Arts, Randall Jones Theatre
2:00 p.m. -Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science & Engineering, Centrum Arena
4:30 p.m. - School of Business, Centrum Arena
6:30 p.m. - College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Centrum Arena
Class of 2016 Stats
Size of Graduating Class:
- 1712 graduates
- 325 master's
- 986 bachelor's
- 382 associate's
- 19 certificates
Age Range of Graduates:
- 959 Female
- 753 Male
- Class includes 48 married couples
Graduates come from:
- 34 U.S. states
- 1 U.S. territory
- 16 countries
Most Popular Degrees:
- Elementary Education
- Criminal Justice
- Human Nutrition
- Family Life and Human Development
- Theatre Arts