Commencement Tentatively Rescheduled for August 2020

Published: March 30, 2020 | Read Time: 2 minutes

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On March 30 a campus wide email was sent to all faculty, staff and students updating the campus community on the decision to hold the commencement ceremony in August 2020.

Subject: SUU Commencement Update

Dear Graduates and Campus Community,

We are excited to announce Southern Utah University’s commencement and graduation events have been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020. This was the overwhelming choice of the Class of 2020 and a direct result of your suggestions and input.

We received 1,245 responses to SUUSA’s survey and 78% indicated postponing commencement until later this summer as your top choice. This is a tremendous level of response in a short amount of time and speaks to the value placed on your experiences at SUU and desire for a traditional commencement ceremony.

August 8 marks the close of SUU’s summer semester and will be a wonderful time for you and your loved ones to come back to campus, walk under the Carter Carillon and across the stage as the culmination of years of dedication and hard work. Although it is not taking place in the spring as expected, we promise this year’s commencement will be an unforgettable celebration worthy of the wait.

More specific details are forthcoming and we will keep you informed with updates. This date is tentative. The evolving public health situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal public health requirements at the time will be taken into account. Refunds for graduation regalia purchased for the April commencement have been processed and you will be able to re-purchase closer to the August date. You will still receive your diplomas by mail in June or July. Visit for updates and more information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to respond to unexpected changes in your last few months at SUU. This is not the way any of us wanted to finish the semester, but we could not be more proud of the resilience and strength of the students, faculty and staff. We are looking forward to celebrating with you in August!

Go T-Birds,

Jeff Carr, 2019-2020 SUUSA President

Brandon Payne, 2019-2020 SUUSA Vice President of Academics

Scott L Wyatt, President

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