2020 commencement

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.


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.


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.


image of female graduate. Text reads "Nothing is going to stop this class."

Commencement 2020 survey results

In addition to a virtual General Commencement on April 30, graduate candidates elect to participate in December convocations in person.


Grad Fair March 26–28 at the University Campus Store

Congratulations to all of the 2020 graduates on your amazing achievement and welcome to the University of Utah Alumni family.


Tech pioneer to speak at 2020 general convocation

John Warnock is the co-founder of Adobe Inc.