Commencement

U announces 2019 Commencement speaker

February 19, 2019

Civil rights veteran and U alum Rev. France A. Davis will deliver commencement address exploring the power of unity.



DRAINING BUCKETS

May 29, 2018

Former high school teacher, basketball coach and Jazz season-ticket holder suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014, but got a big assist from the U’s Commencement 2018 speaker Ben Nemtin, who has made a career of fulfilling “bucket list” dreams, and received roundball treatment fit for an all-star.



COMMENCEMENT 2018 RECAP

May 7, 2018

The U celebrated the largest graduating class in its history with 8,568 students. If you missed out on the event, take a look at this year’s commencement.



CONQUERING THE IMPOSSIBLE

May 6, 2018

Ben Nemtin, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and star of MTV’s “The Buried Life,” gave the keynote address at commencement and provided students with five steps to make the impossible possible.



FROM REFUGEE TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

May 4, 2018

Hodan Abdi, a Somali refugee who fled to Ethiopia with her family, spoke to students at commencement about her experience at the U and dream of becoming a doctor.