Graduates,

We are thrilled to have you be a part of our graduation ceremonies to honor and celebrate our graduating Class of 2020. We are so proud of our Wolverines for their tenacity, grit, and dedication to academic excellence.

Graduates with their families are invited to drive in to be recognized, walk across a stage, and receive a diploma cover. University College Convocation will be held in parking lot L14 (see maps).

Please note, parts of Main Campus are closed due to construction. To help alleviate traffic and ensure a pleasant experience for all attendees we ask graduates to follow specific instructions to attend their school's convocation.

Graduation Ceremonies Date:

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Time:

Drive-thru Convocation start at 5:00 p.m. (anticipated to end at around 7:30 p.m.)

Location:

UVU Main Orem Campus; Parking Lot L14
(see maps)

Pre-show entertainment:

(The National Parks) to start at 7:30 p.m.; parking lots L4, L6, & L8
(see maps)

Drive-in Commencement:

To start at 8:15 p.m

Firework Display:

To start at 9:00 p.m.

**Everyone must obey social distancing rules and traffic laws.

Driving instructions:

From IH15NB/SB take the University Parkway exit, turn right onto University Parkway (East), enter the campus through the main entrance taking the third exit from roundabout onto Campus, turn right onto Event Center Drive. Take the first left and lot L14 will be on the left. 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 Orem take University Parkway westbound and enter the campus through the main entrance taking the third exit from roundabout onto Campus, turn right onto Event Center Drive. Take the first left and lot L14 will be on the left. This entrance will be clearly marked with a balloon arch. Each graduate vehicle will be queued in a procession route to the staging area.

Please arrive during your assigned route time.

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Last Name A-D
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Last Name E-K
  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm – Last Name L-R
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm – Last Name S-Z

Please note the following procedures and guidelines.

  • We encourage families to get creative and decorate their cars in celebration of graduates. Show your Wolverine Pride!
  • To accommodate all graduates and alleviate long wait times we strongly encourage graduates to only bring ONE vehicle.
  • Non-standard vehicles will not be permitted in the area. (i.e.: trailers, buses, RV’s, boats, etc…)
  • Graduates should plan to wear their graduation regalia or professional uniforms (e.g., caps, gowns, tassels, and cords). There will not be a changing area.
  • 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.
  • Only graduates may exit the car when receiving their diploma cover. All other family members and friends must stay inside their car.
  • When the graduate is ready to cross the stage, the graduate will walk up to the stage, have their name read aloud, and take one diploma cover from the table at the stage.
  • Graduates may pause for a photo as they cross the stage. Family is encouraged to take the graduates photo from their vehicle.
  • Upon leaving the stage, the graduate will get back in their car and leave the parking and proceed to the commencement ceremony area.
  • Graduates may choose to wear health/safety masks and gloves. Any adults or graduates that are ill or showing symptoms of sickness must stay home.
  • All traffic will be directed towards the Library/ Clarke Building for the remainder of the celebration. You do NOT want to miss the pre-show, ceremony, and fabulous fireworks display!
  • Attendees are encouraged to remain in their vehicles to enjoy the commencement ceremonies.
  • Please be courteous and kind to all community members on the road. Drivers make sure to be attentive to road conditions and drive carefully through the automotive procession; be prepared for stop-and-go traffic. We want to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Person of accessibility needs, using a scooter to drive through hallways.

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) 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.

Convocation Map

Convocation Map of campus 

Staging Map

Staging maps to view screens

Exiting Map

Map on exiting commencement ceremony