2022-2023 Graduation Ceremonies

We celebrate our students' hard work and dedication to success with our graduation ceremonies that are held once a year at the end of the Spring term. The Spring 2023 commencement and convocations will be held week of May 4, 2023. More details will be announced closer to the ceremony. 

Attention (Graduates Must Register)

Graduates will find the registration question for the ceremonies within the graduation application they must submit to recive their degree. If graduates would like to change their ceremony registration status after their application has been approved they must reach out to the graduation office at graduation@uvu.edu or through their submitted application. 

 

Public Ceremony Information

 

President Speaking at Commencement

Commencement

May 2023 TBA

 

  • All UVU graduates participate together in this ceremony.
  • No tickets are required.
  • President Astrid S. Tuminez,  the keynote speaker and others will address all graduates and guests.
  • During this ceremony, all the graduates will stand as a group and then be congratulated and instructed to move their tassels from the right to the left side of their caps.

                                                         

 

Graduate Walking in Convocation

Convocations

May 2023 TBA

 

  • Each graduate will be recognized in this ceremony.
  • No tickets are required.
  • Follow the links bellow to see what time and place your school/college will hold their convocation.
  • Each graduate's name will be announced as the graduate walks across the green carpet to receive their UVU diploma cover.
  • Guest and family may take pictures, cheer and celebrate with their graduate.
  • These ceremonies will be held in the fun drive-thru format, allowing families to be up close and personal as their graduate receives their diploma. This gives graduate's families more interaction in the ceremonies (cheering, confetti cannons, decorated vehicles, music, up close pictures, etc.).

 

The Processional Walk

The 'Processional Walk' will take place starting at the UVU Fulton Library Quad through the Liberal Arts Building, and into the UCCU Events Center.

 

5:30 pm

  • All Graduates, faculty and staff will gather in the UVU Fulton Library Quad
  • Flags will identify each college/school’s location, where the graduates will line up

 

5:50 pm

  • Host will call all processional participants to attention
  • Faculty will be asked to line both sides the sidewalk, from LA building to the CB building
  • Graduates will line up and prepare to start the processional walk

 

6:00 pm

  • Processional begins, led by pipe and drum band
  • Valedictorians, Deans and Faculty Excellence Awardees will lead their schools/colleges
  • Each college/school’s graduates will be called forward in the approved order
  • After all graduates have walked by the faculty, all faculty will follow the graduates
  • After the last faculty has entered the processional, then university mace will follow
  • Platform Guests will then join the processional behind the university mace
 
 

* Accessibility: All graduates will be invited to meet the processional at the top of the ramp/doors to the LA. They will be directed to use the event center elevators

** Inclement Weather: UVU Graduates will line up on the 2nd floor hallway in the UVU Fulton Library, west of the 2nd floor circulation desk.

Graduates Say Thanks!

Convocation Ceremonies

Outside walkway lined with trees

College of Engineering and Technology

University Building

College of Health and Public Service

exterior of liberal arts building

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Exterior of the Science Building

College of Science

Education Building

School of Education

Exterior Image of Noorda Center

School of The Arts

Aerial view of Orem Campus

University College

Exterior of Woodbury Business Building

Woodbury School of Business

Additional Ceremony Information

Grad Party Pack

Class of 2022 Grad Party Pack

You did it! Show off your UVU spirit and celebrate your achievement.

Get your party started with these digital downloads filled with decorations, photo props, recipes, and ways to stay connected as a UVU Alum!

UVU 2022 Grad Party pack  

Graduation Symbols - Coming Soon!

Graduation Symbols - Coming Soon!

  • University Seal
  • Gonfalons 
  • Regalia (Individual Items)
  • Presidential Medallion of Office
  • University Mace
  • University Marshal
  • Marshal's Batons
  • Trustee Gowns
  • Processional Music
  • Bagpipes and UVU Kilt Pattern
  • Official Colors
  • Graduation Processional
  • Diploma
  • Diploma Cover
  • Medallions
  • Cords
  • Etc.

Parking on Campus

Guests and graduates will be able to park in any legal parking space on campus for free on the day of Commencement and the day of Convocation. Any cars parked illegally will be ticketed. 

Parking Map

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services accommodations are available for those needing sign-language interpreters, wheelchairs, etc.

Accessibility Services

Security and Safety

There will be security checks at the Commencement Ceremony so we urge guests to plan for a little extra time to make it through these checkpoints.