Commencement

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.


Humans of the U: Gabe Moreno

“I started seventh grade in the U.S. with no prior English capabilities. Spanish was the only language I knew. Despite the challenge, I was able to graduate from the Salt Lake Community College with an A.S. in Speech Communication and transfer to the University of Utah.”


Celebrating the 150th commencement

The U will celebrate 8,465 graduates during the campuswide commencement at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Thursday, May 2, starting at 6 p.m.