Commencement Ceremonies

University Commencement Ceremony

The formal ceremony to confer degrees upon SUU's Class of 2017.

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00 a.m. • Graduate Processional Lineup • Upper Quad

All SUU graduates, dressed in cap and gown, meet on the Upper Quad to participate in the formal commencement processional that will march across campus and into the University-wide ceremony. See detailed map for lineup locations.

9:00 a.m.  • University Commencement • Centrum Arena (109 South 800 West)

All associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates are encouraged to attend unless excused by the Registrar’s Office (435.586.7715;

  • Processional of graduates
  • Graduates' formal investiture
  • ROTC commissioning
  • Keynote speaker
  • Awarding of honorary doctorate degrees
  • Switching of the tassel

Open to all graduates and their guests, with general admission seating. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and guests should be seated 30 minutes prior to view the processional of graduates.

10:30 a.m. • Graduation Celebration • Multi-Purpose Center Quad

An informal gathering of graduates to celebrate with their friends, professors and guests before leaving campus will take place outside on the Multi-Purpose Quad which is located on the south side of the Centrum. 

  • Free and open to all
  • Live music and refreshments

College Convocations

Each graduate is individually recognized, "walks," and receives a diploma in their respective college ceremony. Graduates, please arrive one hour prior to your convocation start time to check in and line up (Centrum Arena - outside the tunnel; Randall Jones Theatre - east end of the lobby).

General admission seating, no tickets

Guests should be seated 10 minutes prior to view graduates' processional

Friday, April 28

  • Noon, Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development, Centrum Arena
  • 1 p.m., College of Performing & Visual Arts, Randall Jones Theatre
  • 2 p.m., Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science & Engineering, Centrum Arena 
  • 3 p.m., School of Integrated and Engaged Learning and Graduate and Online School, including most associate's degrees, Randall Jones Theatre
  • 4:30 p.m., School of Business, Centrum Arena 
  • 6:30 p.m., College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Centrum Arena 

Ceremony Broadcasts

University Commencement will be streamed live online, beginning with the Processional of Graduates 30 minutes prior to the 9:00 a.m. ceremony opening. It will also air live on SUTV and will be rebroadcast on KUED at a day and time to be announced.

Tickets are not required for commencement