Commencement

Graduate Information

Graduation Application Deadlines

Complete the application for graduation within the mySUU Portal. A $50 late fee will be applied to all late applicants. A $15 diploma fee is applied to ALL graduates; it is increased to $65 if applications are received past deadlines.

Intended Graduation Deadline
Fall Semester Oct 15
Spring Semester Dec 15
Summer Semester Feb 15

March 15, 2017: You will not graduate as a Fall 2016, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 graduate if you do NOT apply for graduation by this date. This is also the last day to have your name printed in the commencement program and participate in the Spring 2017 Ceremonies.

All fees must be paid and your graduation survey completed before your transcript or diploma is released.

Grad Fair

All graduates will pick up their cap & gown at the Grad Fair on Thursday, April 27, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the SUU Alumni House, located on the corner of 300 West and University Boulevard. Ice cream will be provided, along with important information about graduation.

Unable to attend the Grad Fair? No problem. When you take the Grad Questionnaire, found in your portal and opens April 15, you can designate a classmate, friend or family member to pickup your regalia.

Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.8 or higher) or Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.6 - 3.79999) medallions, awarded to graduates receiving a bachelor's degree, can be picked up at the Grad Fair. For more information on these medallions, please contact Heather Holmes in the office of vice-president for student affairs.

Regalia

Caps, gowns and tassels are required for all graduates to participate in both the university and individual college ceremonies. Purchase your cap and gown now

Associate's degree regalia includes dark blue gown, dark blue hat and white tassel.

Bachelor's degree regalia includes black gown, black hat and tassel (color of tassel corresponds with academic college).

Master's degree regalia includes a black gown that differs from the bachelor's robe, black hat, black tassel and hood (color of hood corresponds with master's degree program).

Regalia is purchased and not rented. Cap, gown, tassel and hood (if applicable) are yours to keep and do not need to be returned. No advance sizing necessary.

Grad Questionnaire

All graduates are required to complete a Grad Questionnaire. The questionnaire is in the mySUU Portal and will open two weeks before the end of your last semester. Contact SUU's Career Center or call 435-586-5420 if you have any questions. 

Ceremonies

View a full schedule of SUU Commencement Ceremonies

All graduates are encouraged to attend the University Commencement Ceremony and their respective College Convocation Ceremonies unless excused by the Registrar's Office (435.586-7715;  johnson_s@suu.edu).

SUU does not hold a rehearsal for graduation ceremonies.

Lineup

Graduates should arrive for line-up one hour early, in graduation regalia, for both the University Commencement Ceremony and your college convocation to receive special instructions. See detailed map for lineup locations.

In case of inclement weather lineup will be in the Sharwan Smith Student Center.

Graduates with Family Members Graduating

Graduates who have spouses or immediate family members graduating in different colleges may request to have their degrees awarded in the same college. Requests must be made no later than Tuesday, April 25, at 5 p.m. The graduate wishing to switch his/her college convocation ceremony must make the request by emailing Sheila Johnson.

Graduation Announcements

CB Announcements is the official provider of graduation announcements for Southern Utah University. A company representative will be at the SUU Bookstore February 24 & 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. taking orders for personalized graduation announcements. Orders can also be placed at cbgrad.com and are typically shipped within 3-5 business days.  

The SUU Bookstore will have non-personalized graduation announcements (10/pack) available for purchase beginning in March. 

Graduation Photos

A professional photographer from Island Photography will be taking photographs of each graduate as they are recognized at the college convocations. Within 48 hours after your college convocation, you will be emailed a secure link and a PIN to view and order your photos. Register the emails of family and friends so they receive a direct link to your proofs. Questions? Call 800.869.0908 or email custserv@islandphoto.com.

Watch highlights from Commencement 2016, courtesy of Island Photography.

Flowers

Floral bouquets and leis will be available for purchase at all three entrances to the Centrum Arena and at the Randall Jones Theatre. Purchase your flowers in advance (link coming soon), and then pick-up your order on site at any one of the booths. 

ADA Request

Please complete the ADA request form for all graduates & guests who will require special ADA accommodations Graduation weekend. Requests should be made by Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Welcome to the SUU Alumni Association!

You are now an official member of the SUU Alumni Association. The Association is 50,000+ strong and is dedicated to keeping you connected with your alma mater. Expect to receive two alumni magazines during the year and a monthly e-news. Be sure to connect with the Alumni Association on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. And please let the Alumni & Community Relations Staff know how they can serve you. 

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