Commencement 2005 Activities

Published: May 04, 2005 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Read Time: 3 minutes

Commencement Day for 2005 at Southern Utah University is Saturday, May 7, however, a host of Commencement activities will surround that date.

Beginning Monday, May 2 through Commencement Day, the SUU Bookstore will hold its traditional Commencement Sale from 8 am-5 pm.

On Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, the Alumni Association will host the annual Grad Fair at the Alumni House on the northeast corner of 300 West and University Boulevard, from 9 am-4:30 pm. Graduating students can stop by to pick up their caps and gown, register with the Alumni Association and Career Services, and receive goodies and items for a post-graduation survival kit, so to speak! Faculty and staff will wander in and out to visit with their soon-to-be former students.

On Commencement eve, SUU President Bennion will host a Reception and Buffet for graduates and their family and friends. This event takes place in the Ballroom of the Sharwan Smith Student Center, beginning at 6 pm. There will be a lot of really good food for a really low price, and the SUU Ensemble will provide wonderful music. Call the Centrum Box Office to get your tickets now!

Line-up for the march of the Big Day begins at 8 am. The Processional will begin serpentining down through campus at 8:30 am sharp. The main Commencement ceremony begins at 9 am in the Centrum Arena.

Lunch will be served at the Great Indoor Picnic in the Thunderbird Circle dining hall from 11 am – 3 pm. This is a good deal and a fun time for visiting for grads, families, faculty and staff, and all campus guests. Call the Centrum Box Office now to get all the tickets you need!

The first set of Convocations runs from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
The College of Education will hold its celebration in the Centrum Arena.
The School of Business will award its degrees in the Sorenson P.E. Building.
The College of Science will conduct its ceremony in the Randall Jones Theatre.

The second set of Convocations runs from 2 – 3 pm.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences will hold its celebration in the Centrum Arena.
The College of Computing, Integrated Engineering and Technology will award its degrees in the Sorenson P.E. Building.
The College of Performing and Visual Arts will conduct its ceremony in the Randall Jones Theatre.

The Headquarters for Graduation Information can be found at, or by calling 435.586.1997.


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