In recognition of your amazing accomplishments, the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the 2022 valedictorian, and the outstanding graduates from each program – along with the faculty and staff from throughout the college – would like to wish you a very heartfelt congratulations!

Letter from the Dean

Dean Steven Clark Applauding at Graduation

Dear graduates of the class of 2022, family members, and guests,

This year, we once again celebrate graduation in a distinct and different way. I look forward to seeing all of you at the drive-thru convocation for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Also, I encourage you to attend the UVU commencement ceremonies in the UCCU Center. Both events are a time to celebrate your accomplishments and reflect upon your time spent here at Utah Valley University.

Your personal journey over the last few years has no doubt been filled with unique opportunities, some surprises, some challenges, and hopefully, some very rewarding and memorable moments. Through your hard work, determination, and grit you have successfully completed your education here at UVU. Each of you has a unique journey, and you know better than anyone else the sacrifices you have made along the way.

Your family and friends, along with your UVU family of peers, faculty, and staff, are proud of your accomplishments and delight in your success. Take a moment to recognize and thank all those individuals who have helped you during your higher education journey.

After you celebrate your graduation, it will be time to get back to work. Education cannot be a one-and-done experience. Instead, we should all strive to continue learning, growing, and working throughout our lives. The goal of our college is to prepare you for success in life by providing you with flexible intellectual tools. As you celebrate your graduation, know that you are well-positioned to further your education, your profession, and your life. Keep learning, keep growing, and keep in touch.

Our deepest, heartfelt congratulations to you, our graduating class, of 2022.

Signature of Dean Steven Clark
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

2022 Convocation Information

We are excited to have you be a part of our graduation ceremonies honoring and celebrating the graduating Class of 2022.  We are so proud of our Wolverines! They have shown tenacity, grit, and dedication to academic excellence during a particularly challenging time. For more information about all the convocation and commencement ceremonies happening at UVU, please visit thegraduation website.

Graduation Schedule--Friday, May 6, 2022

Please arrive during your assigned time:

Graduate - MFT

Wednesday - May 4, 2022
  • CB 101 - 5:00 PM

Graduate - MSW

Wednesday - May 4, 2022
  • CB 101 - 6:30PM

Undergraduate

Friday - May 6, 2022

Lots L9/L10
  • Communication - 9:00 AM
  • English & Literature - 9:20 AM
  • History & Political Science - 9:40 AM
  • Integrated Studies, Philosophy, Humanities, Humanities & Social Sciences - 10:00 AM
  • Languages & Cultures - 10:20 AM
  • Anthropology, Sociology & Behavioral Science - 10:40 AM
  • Family Science - 11:00 AM
  • Psychology - 11:30 AM
  • Social Work & SUDC - 12:30 PM

Before the Drive-Thru Ceremony

  • Graduates will be emailed an individualized ‘reader card’ listing their name and degree. Please print out the ‘reader card’ and bring it with you to the drive-thru ceremony. This information is needed to announce your name and degree as you walk across the stage.
  • Show your Wolverine Pride! Get creative and decorate your vehicle in celebration of your graduation.
  • Graduates should arrive wearing graduation regalia (e.g., caps, gowns, tassels, and cords), as there will NOT be a changing area at the event. If you did not purchase regalia during the recent Grad Fest, there will be a last chance order/pick-up in May.
  • Please note that non-standard vehicles (i.e.: trailers, buses, RV’s, boats, etc.…) will not be permitted in the area.
  • Graduates and guests are required to observe UVU health/safety protocols in place at the time of the event. Anyone who is ill or showing symptoms of sickness must stay home.

During the Drive-Thru Ceremony

  • As the vehicles proceed through the parking lot, graduates will be instructed to exit the car to enter a line in preparation for crossing the “stage”.
  • When the graduate is ready to cross the “stage”, they will walk up to the “stage”, have their name read aloud (from the reader card they filled out and printed), and take one diploma cover from the table at the “stage”.
  • Only graduates may exit the car when receiving their diploma cover and walking across the stage. All other family members and friends must stay inside their vehicle. There will be a designated photo area for group pictures in the west area of the parking lot. There will not be a professional photographer.

After the Drive-Thru Ceremony

  • Upon leaving the “stage”, the graduate will get back in their car.
  • Graduates and their families are welcome to park in the far west side of the parking lot and take photos in the designated areas

UVU 2022 Commencement Ceremony

May 6, 2022
UCCU Center
Graduates meet at 5:15 PM in the Fulton Library Quad
Processional and ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM
Ceremony will be live streamed from campus for those unable to attend

Driving Instructions

Drivers, please be courteous and kind to everyone on the road, especially pedestrians. Make sure to be attentive to road conditions and drive carefully through the procession of vehicles. Be prepared for stop-and-go traffic. We want this to be an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

Map of the graduation location

From I-15 NB: Take the University Parkway exit, turn right onto University Parkway (east), turn left (north) onto S 400 West (north, stop light/ Hobby Lobby), turn left onto 800 South, Lots L9/L10 will be on your right shortly after the Melisa Nellesen Autism Center. This entrance will be clearly marked with a balloon arch. Each graduate vehicle will be queued in a procession route to the staging area.

From I-15 SB: Take the Center Street exit, turn left onto Center Street (east), turn right onto S 400 West (south), turn right onto 800 South, Lots L9/L10 will be on your right shortly after the Melisa Nellesen Autism Center. This entrance will be clearly marked with a balloon arch. Each graduate vehicle will be queued in a procession route to the staging area.

To request an accommodation due to a disability for UVU events please call 801-863-8747. This number is only for requesting an accommodation due to a disability and not for event information. Requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. You can also send an email to AccessibilityServices@uvu.edu.

ASL interpreting requests (for graduates and guests) must be submitted at least one week prior to the event. Email Nicole.Hemmingsen@uvu.edu to request ASL interpreters.