Commencement

Block U in front of the Park Building

Commencement 2020 update

The U Commencement Committee asks graduating seniors for input on in-person celebration options in addition to a livestream ceremony on April 30.


Kristen Ries to receive honorary degree at 2020 commencement

Ries was president of the medical staff for the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics and served as the clinical director of infectious diseases/HIV at U of U Health.


Commencement 2019 recap

If you missed out on this year’s event, read or listen to Rev. France A. Davis’ speech on unity and student speaker Alisa Cloward’s message about hard work and supporting the success of others.


‘Be what you is and not what you ain’t’

Civil rights activist Rev. France A. Davis gave the keynote address at commencement and challenged graduates to “find a way to bring us together.”


‘Our successes are never solely our own’

Alisa Cloward, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, was chosen as the student speaker.


Service to the scientific community

Chemistry Chair Cynthia Burrows received the 2019 Rosenblatt Prize and was honored during the 2019 commencement ceremony for transcending ordinary teaching, research and administrative efforts.


Watch commencement live

Thursday’s commencement address from civil rights veteran and U alum Rev. France A. Davis can be watched live at utah.edu/live.


Humans of the U: Commencement

As the Class of 2019 prepares to celebrate their success, meet a few of the graduates and remember the ones we’ve highlighted over the past few weeks.


Don’t feed the meter

Graduates and guests may park on campus for free during commencement and convocation ceremonies, but as campus parking is limited, visitors are encouraged to use the free U shuttle service.


Exceptional faculty

U faculty are recognized for teaching, scholarly and creative research, service, innovation and impact, community-engaged teaching and more.