Graduate and ParentCommencement Schedule

Thursday, April 27, 2023

7:00 p.m. • Hooding Ceremony for Master's Degree Graduates, America First Event Center
All master's degree candidates from all colleges will be hooded and will receive their diplomas at this special Hooding Ceremony. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and guests should be seated 10 minutes ahead to view the graduates' processional. 

Master's degree candidates are invited to participate in Friday's 8:00 a.m. Graduation Processional and the 8:30 a.m. University Ceremony in the America First Event Center. 

Friday, April 28, 2023

7:30 a.m. Procession Lineup • Upper Campus
Graduates from all of SUU's Academic Colleges should be dressed in cap and gown, and meet on the Upper Quad to participate in the traditional processional. 2023 Map of Lineup Locations

8:00 a.m. Graduation Processional • Upper Quad
The procession passes under the Carter Carillon and ends at the America First Event Center.

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. University Ceremony • America First Event Center (153 S. 800 W.)
The formal ceremony to confer degrees upon SUU's Class of 2023. This university-wide ceremony includes the keynote and student addresses, and the switching of tassels.

Open to all graduates and their guests. Tickets are not required for this ceremony, but seating preference will be made for graduates and their families. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and guests should be seated 30 minutes prior to the processional of the graduates at 8:00 a.m. ADA accommodations are available for graduates and guests who request them.

10:30 a.m. College Degree Convocations Begin • America First Event Center (153 S. 800 W.)

College Degree Convocations

Bachelor's and associate's degree candidates will receive their diplomas at their respective College Degree Convocation Ceremonies. Please arrive one hour prior to the start time of their Convocation and meet for check in outside in the tunnel area located on the northeast side of the America First Event Center. 

Guests are asked to enter the America First Event Center 20 minutes before each College Degree Convocation and be seated 10 minutes ahead to view graduates' processional.

  • 10:30 a.m. - Noon College of Humanities & Social Sciences, including associate's of science degrees in criminal justice, general studies, legal studies, and paralegal studies, America First Event Center.
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. College of Performing & Visual Arts, America First Event Center.
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development, America First Event Center.
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. College of Health Sciences, including associate's of science degrees in equine sciences and livestock farm management, America First Event Center.
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Sciences, including  SUCCESS Academy, America First Event Center.
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. College of Engineering & Computational Sciences, including associate's of applied science in aviation, associate's of applied science degrees CAD/CAM, construction technology, and information technology, America First Event Center.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business, America First Event Center. 


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