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University Commencement Ceremony

The formal ceremony to confer degrees on the SUU's Class of 2020.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020 

9:00 am • Graduate Procession Lineup • West Side of Old Main

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

10:00 am • University Ceremony • Upper Quad (351 W. University Boulevard)

Beginning Program

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All associate's, bachelor's and master's degree candidates are expected to be 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 8:30 pm and guests should be seated 30 minutes prior to the processional of graduates.

11:00 am • Celebration Graduation • Multi-Purpose Center Quad

An informal gathering of graduates to celebrate with their friends, professors and guests before leaving the campus of the Multi-Purpose Quad which is located on the south side of the America First Event Center. 

  • Free and open to all
  • Live music and refreshments

College Convocations - Saturday, August 8

Each graduate is successively recognized, "walks," and receives a diploma during the 10 a.m. University Ceremony on the Upper Quad. 

All graduate degrees receive their diplomas in their respective college convocation ceremonies. 

General admission seating, no tickets required.

Guests should be seated 10 minutes ahead to view graduates' processional.

  • 10 a.m. College of Humanities & Social Sciences , Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Paralegal Studies; Upper Quad.
  • 10 a.m. College of Performing & Visual Arts, Upper Quad.
  • 10 a.m. Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development, Upper Quad.
  • 10 a.m. Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science & Engineering , including associate of CAD / CAM, construction technology, equine science, information technology, and livestock farm management; Upper Quad.
  • 10 a.m. Dixie L. Leavitt  School of Business, Upper Quad.

Ceremony and Convocation Broadcasts

University Commencement and each College Convocation will be streamed live online . The University Beginning Ceremony will also air live on SUTV.

Tickets are not required for commencement