graduation

Stories from the Class of 2021

Graduating students discuss the challenges and rewards of their college experience.


Photo of Demetrius Kourtides, a man in his 80s, leaning against a wall with partially shown 1912 carved into the outside of the building. He's wearing a black suit jacket with a blue tartan tie.

Humans of the U: Demetrius Kourtides

“To be honest with you, I just don’t like to be retired…I don’t like golf, I don’t go hunting…I wanted to do something different.”


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Top stories of 2020: U to celebrate 8,628 graduates at 2020 virtual commencement

A campus-wide virtual commencement will take place on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.


How COVID-19 impacts graduate students

The Graduate School answered questions about how COVID-19 and campus closures are impacting graduate students, from their medical coverage to tuition benefits.


Humans of the U: Shelby Jarman

Everyone deserves to celebrate their graduation.


female graduate. text reads, "This class will never back down"

U to celebrate 8,628 graduates at 2020 virtual commencement

A campus-wide virtual commencement will take place on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.


Recognizing the faculty

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


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.


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Commencement 2020 survey results

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


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Student resource guide for COVID-19

Guidance for students during the COVID-19 crisis.