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Eccles School 2018 Convocation Schedule of Events

Convocation for the David Eccles School of Business will be held in the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Friday, May 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Students graduating from the Eccles School will have degrees conferred during the Convocation ceremony.


Please join the David Eccles Alumni Board as they welcome grads to the network and host a Graduation Celebration for graduates and their families prior to the Convocation ceremony, at noon. on the Emma Eccles Jones Plaza directly outside the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building. Light refreshments will be served and graduates will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with family, friends, classmates, alumni, and faculty. No RSVP is necessary.

  • Undergraduate Candidates should be ready in cap and gown by no later than 1:15 p.m. on the Emma Eccles Jones Plaza for the processional, behind the Dean and Faculty, to the northwest entrance(s) of the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Please look for your Department / Major banner and be prepared to be lined up behind your fellow students as the processional makes its way in to the Huntsman.
  • Master’s Candidates should be ready in cap, gown and hood by no later than 1:15 p.m. on the Emma Eccles Jones Plaza for the processional behind the Dean and Faculty, to make your way to the West tunnel entrance of the Jon M. Huntsman Center. You will be lined up outside of the tunnel to proceed into the arena.
  • Doctoral Candidates (Ph.D.) should be ready in cap and gown at by no later than 1:15 p.m. on the Emma Eccles Jones Plaza for the processional, behind the Dean and Faculty, to make your way to the West tunnel entrance of the Jon M. Huntsman Center. You will be lined up inside the tunnel to proceed into the arena. Your hood should be folded and carried over an arm onto the stage where you will be hooded as part of the ceremony.
  • Executive MBA Candidates will have a separate ceremony on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tower. More information from the EMBA program will be sent to graduates at a later date.

Convocation for David Eccles School of Business will be held in the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Friday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Students graduating from David Eccles School of Business will have degrees conferred during the Convocation ceremony. We anticipate the ceremony to wrap up around 4 p.m.

Staff members from the Eccles School will be on hand to assist and provide programs. You will be asked to complete a “Reader Card” which will be used to announce your name during the ceremony and provide contact information for the photographer. This card will be handed to the designated reader at the table during Convocation.


As you transition into alumni status, please fill out our five-minute graduation report to provide the Eccles School with information regarding your future plans.


Details and Planning

Candidates are encouraged to order regalia during the University Campus Store Grad Fair when special pricing is available. Late-order regalia is available the week of convocation at regular price. See the Campus Store website.

Tickets are not required to attend Convocation and seating will be on a first come/first serve basis. Any interested attendees are welcome. Guest seating is available in all sections and rows of the Jon M. Huntsman Center not already reserved for graduating students or for individuals with disabilities. The academic processional will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Families and guests should be seated prior to that time. Family members are not allowed to sit with the graduates.

Wheelchair cutouts are located in each section of the arena in Row 31, which is level with the concourse. They are available on a first-come basis. As space is limited, please plan to arrive early.

For hearing-impaired guests, the ceremony will be closed captioned on arena screens.  Guests requesting any additional accommodations can request those by emailing convocation@Eccles.Utah.edu. Please give us reasonable prior notice to arrange the specific accommodations you may need.

For information regarding parking, please visit commencement.utah.edu/parking.php.

Accessible entrances and parking can also be found on the U of U Campus Map by selecting the “Accessible” option from the Map Features drop-down menu.

Students participating in the ceremony that require accommodations should contact us at convocation@Eccles.Utah.edu at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during Convocation. Families are encouraged to drop off elderly guests and those who cannot walk long distances in the Jon M. Huntsman Center circle before parking their cars. The closest parking to the Jon M. Huntsman Center is directly south in the LDS Institute lot. Follow signs to determine available parking areas.

For more information, visit commencement.utah.edu/parking.php.

A professional photographer has been authorized to photograph all graduates and will mail a color proof to each graduate. You are not obligated to purchase these photographs. Please note that guests may take photographs, but will not be allowed on the stage, arena floor, aisles, or in the areas marked for graduate reseating during the Convocation ceremony.
Diplomas will be mailed from the Office of the Registrar to student graduates within three months of graduation.

Please contact us at convocation@Eccles.Utah.edu if you have questions about the Convocation ceremony. If you have questions about program-specific graduation requirements and procedures, contact the academic advisor for your program.


University of Utah Commencement

The University of Utah General Commencement is a campus-wide opening ceremony, kicking off many events across campus and serving as a collective celebration of the University community and the collective success and accomplishments of the graduating class. It will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

For information on lineups, schedule, and seating for the General 2018 University of Utah Commencement and related topics, go to Graduation Information on the University of Utah website.