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College of Humanities Convocation

The College of Humanities Convocation ceremony will recognize Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral Degree Candidates for their degrees and honors earned. Diploma covers are presented at this time to each graduate. All graduates are required to wear the appropriate cap and gown during the ceremony.

Graduates should plan to arrive at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at 11:15am. The ceremony begins promptly at 12:00pm and is expected to last approximately 1 hour and 45 mins.

All undergraduate candidates should go directly to their seats as designated below. Undergraduate students will not march in a procession. Doctoral and Master candates will enter through the West tunnel entrance and will march in the processional.  Please bring a pen or pencil to print your name on the name card as you want it read and pronounced. Both sides of the card must be completely filled out. The reverse side of the card is used by the photographer.

Baccalaureate Degree Candidates

Please go directly to your seats in the sections marked within the Huntsman Center and as directed by the ushers. All graduates should be in their seats no later than 11:30am.

Doctoral and Master's Degree Candidates

Please enter through the tunnel entrance and staff will have you form two lines to march in the processional. Candidates for doctoral degrees will carry their hood over their right arm and will be hooded when the degree is awarded. Candidates for master's degrees will wear their hoods with their gowns.


A commercial photographer will be present to photograph all candidates. You will be asked to fill out name cards for the photographer, but you are under no obligation to purchase pictures. Family and friends may take additional photographs as desired. Photographer Website

Cap and Gown Orders

Student graduates can pay for and pick up graduation regalia at the University's Bookstore's Grad Fair, March 24 - March 26.
Go to the University Campus Bookstore for additional information.

Honors at Graduation

You may pick up an honor cord the week of May 1st within room 2100 LNCO. Please bring in a copy of your unofficial transcript to verify your honors GPA.


Tickets are not required. Guests can sit in sections that are not already reserved. The ceremony will be live-streamed so other family and friends can tune in virtually.


Diploma covers are presented during the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed to student graduates within three months of graduation. You may submit a request to the Graduation Office to list your preferred name on your diploma at in writing by the last day of classes for the semester the student is expecting to graduate. 

Parking Map & Instructions

Please see the parking map for the College of Humanities parking locations. Commencement Parking and Transportation Information


Graduation Questions

If you have questions, please contact Natalie Montoya via email, or call (801) 581-5897

2023 University of Utah Commencement

May 4, 2023 | 6:00pm | Jon M. Huntsman Center

Commencement Site  Graduation Page

Graduation Statistics

Last Updated: 1/11/23