Commencement

Plans canceled for U December convocations

Due to still-evolving COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates in Salt Lake County and the rest of the state, university leaders have postponed plans for winter convocations until spring 2021.


Bringing commencement to life online

The entirely digital 2020 ceremony came together thanks to interdepartmental collaboration and creative troubleshooting.


An expression of gratitude

On May 15, the University of Utah School of Dentistry conferred Doctor of Dental Surgery on 46 fourth-year candidates.  


photos of five speakers from 2020 commencement

Commencement 2020 recap

The U honors 8,628 graduates during first-ever virtual commencement ceremony.


screenshot of a Dean giving virtual congratulations to grads with virtual block U in background.

Deans congratulate the Class of 2020

Academic deans congratulate graduates during the 2020 virtual commencement.


headshot of Kristen Ries, honorary degree recipient

2020 honorary degree recipient recognized

Kristen Ries is recognized as the honorary degree recipient during the 2020 Commencement ceremony.


Miranda Steward, student speaker, delivering speech in cap and gown

Let’s talk about hermit crabs

Miranda Stewart, 2020 commencement student speaker, addresses her graduating class.


A woman for all seasons

Martha Bradley-Evans, senior associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is the 2020 recipient of the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence.


John Warnock, keynote speaker, delivers his speech.

‘The rest of your life is not a spectator sport’

John Warnock delivers keynote address during the 2020 general commencement.


Graduating in game

University of Utah’s top-ranked games program will hold their virtual graduation within an online video game.