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2018 College of Education Convocation

Students graduating from the College of Education will have their degrees conferred during the college convocation ceremony in Kingsbury Hall.

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Kingsbury Hall
Parking: Rice-Eccles Stadium and ride the free campus shuttle which runs every 10 minutes.

Guest Seating

Guest seating at Kingsbury Hall is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The College of Education does not issue tickets. Guests should be seated by 2:45 pm. The academic processional will begin promptly at 2:55 pm. Guests are asked to avoid the lobby and the entrance to the auditorium during the processional and convocation ceremony. Seating will be roped off for graduation candidates and convocation staff.

Special Seating/Accommodations

Students or guests with disabilities (including individuals in wheelchairs and those who have limited mobility) attending convocation can request special accommodations by contacting Talin Jensen at 801-581-8221 or talin.jensen@utah.edu. The College requests that guests give reasonable prior notice by April 20, 2018. We ask that guests arrive early and use the handicapped entrance located on the East side of Kingsbury Hall.

Note: Requests made the day of convocation cannot be accommodated; prior notice must be given.

Photographs

A professional photographer, Island Photography, has been authorized to photograph all graduation candidates. A representative from Island Photography will contact graduates after the ceremony with information on how to purchase the photographs. You are not obligated to purchase these photographs. Family and friends may take pictures as long as they do not disrupt the ceremony.

Parking

Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. Families are encouraged to drop off guests who cannot walk long distances at Kingsbury Hall before parking their cars. Graduates and guests are encouraged to park at Rice-Eccles Stadium and ride the free campus shuttle which runs every 10 minutes.

Information for the Graduates

Cap and Gown Orders

Candidates are encouraged to order regalia during the University Campus Store Grad Fair (March 29 - March 31) when special pricing is available. Late-order regalia is available the week of convocation (April 30- May 3) at regular price. See the Campus Store website for additional information.

Reader Cards

A reader card will be given to you at convocation. Fill out both sides of the card and bring it with you to convocation. One side is identifying information for the photographer. The other side is to provide your information to the faculty announcing student names as they cross the stage.

Doctoral students will have their cards typed out but will not have the title of their dissertation read out loud.

Arrival Time

All graduates should plan to arrive in cap and gown by 2:15 pm at Kingsbury Hall. Tassels should be on the right side. Staff members from the College of Education will be available to assist you throughout the convocation ceremony.

Personal Belongings

Please leave purses, bags, cameras, and personal items with your guests. You may not be returning to the same seat after walking across the stage for the presentation of graduates and awarding of degrees and certificates.

Diplomas

Diplomas are mailed to graduates from the Office of the Registrar within three months of graduation. If your address, phone number, and/or email address change, update your information immediately in the Campus Information System (CIS). The Registrar will use the most recent address listed in CIS when mailing your diploma.

Question or more information regarding the College of Education Convocation, please contact Talin Jensen at 801-581-8221 or by email talin.jensen@utah.edu.

The College of Education is looking forward to seeing you at Kingsbury Hall on May 4, 2018.

University Commencement

The University of Utah Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. This University-wide ceremony will confer all college degrees en masse (except the School of Law and Medicine). Candidates for graduation in the summer 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018, or summer 2018 terms may attend. All graduation candidates should arrive in cap and gown by 5:00 pm in the Parking Terrace, west of the Huntsman Center. The processional will begin at 5:50 pm. For more information, please visit the Commencement Ceremony page. Those who are unable to attend commencement can watch it streamed live on utah.edu/live or online the next day via video.kued.org. The ceremony will also air again on KUED Channel 7 on Saturday, May 5 at 5:30pm.

 

Last Updated: 12/6/17