UVU holds one graduation celebration a year at the end of Spring Semester. UVU's 74th annual graduation celebration will be held April 30 & May 1, 2015. Two types of graduation ceremonies will be held: Commencement (April 30th- main ceremony for all graduates; tickets are required for guests to attend Commencement) and Convocations (May 1st - college/school ceremonies - individual graduate recognition; tickets are not required for guests to attend Convocation). Participant eligible students are invited to participate via UVLink e-mail in mid/late February. Participation is desirable but not mandatory. All students wishing to participate in the commencement and/or convocation exercises must register to participate with the Graduation Office and must wear a black cap & gown and green stole to the exercises. There is no cost to register or attend any of the ceremonies but there may be related expenses such as: cap & gown, announcements, honor cord/medallion, etc.
Students who graduated in Summer or Fall 2014.
Students who applied and are accepted to graduate in Spring 2015.
Students who applied and are accepted to graduate in Summer 2015 (by March 6th & marked "Yes - Exception Participant" in Graduation Application). Summer 2015 graduate's ceremonies are in Spring 2016, but students may participate this year on an exception basis (not eligible for honors recognition, valedictorian, or departmental awards).
Eligible students will receive a "Grad CEREMONY Details" e-mail in UVLink in mid/late February inviting them to participate in the graduation ceremonies. The e-mail will include a link to the First Commencement Letter containing information about how to register to participate in the ceremonies (including deadline), how to get guests' tickets for the commencement ceremony, information about the UVU Grad Fair, and how to order their cap and gown, announcements, honor cord/medallion, etc.
After submitting the Graduation Ceremony Registration Form (see Ceremony Registration section below), registered participants will receive a "Grad CEREMONY Confirmation" e-mail acknowledging their desire to participate in the ceremonies. The e-mail will contain important information such as: check-in name, commencement (attending yes/no), specific convocation attending, ordering code which allows you to: order cap & gown; order honor cord/medallion if eligible; pick up tickets for guests to attend Commencement, etc.
Students who register with the Graduation Office to participate in the graduation ceremonies will receive a "Grad CEREMONY Schedule" e-mail in UVLink in early April. The e-mail will include a link to the Second Commencement Letter containing a rehearsal date & time, a detailed schedule of events (including reception information), cap & gown pickup days/times/locations, and other important information.
All students wishing to participate in the graduation ceremonies must register to participate with the Graduation Office by completing the online 2015 Graduation Ceremonies Registration Form (in which students tell us exactly which ceremonies they're attending). Applying to graduate (by completing the Online Graduation Application through Wolverine Track) does NOT register a student to participate in the ceremonies. No students were registered as of February 23, 2015.
If you did not receive the "Grad CEREMONY Details" e-mail in your UVLink e-mail, you MUST check with the Graduation Office to verify your eligibility BEFORE filling out the registration form.
The UVU Bookstore will host a Grad Fair on March 17th & 18th (9 AM - 6 PM) located just outside the Bookstore. Representatives from UVU and many local vendors will be there to help participants with all their Commencement needs: cap & gown, announcements, diploma frames, class rings, UVU Apparel, and much, much more.
If unable to attend UVU's Grad Fair, refer to the First Commencement Letter in your UVLink e-mail for alternative ordering options.