COVID-19: Commencement, Study Abroad, and Travel Update


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Two updates for your information:

Commencement 2020 – Postponed

Due to the unforeseeable impact of COVID-19, all institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education have decided to postpone their 2020 commencement ceremonies. For the protection of our students and their guests, faculty, and staff, UVU will postpone its commencement and convocations that were originally scheduled for April 30 and May 1. A new date will be announced shortly. We hope that our graduates and their families will join us then to celebrate their academic success. Planning is underway and we will provide additional details when confirmed.

Update on UVU Travel and Study Abroad Programs

  • All UVU-sponsored Study Abroad programs (credit- or non-credit bearing) and any other UVU-sponsored international student travel are cancelled through the end of the Summer first block (through June 26).
  • All other UVU-sponsored domestic and international travel for faculty and staff remain suspended through May 1.  

The International Travel Oversight Committee and Office of Global Engagement will continue to stay in contact with students and faculty already abroad to review their situations case-by-case. 

For more information, see the Travel FAQ at