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School for Cultural and Social Transformation Convocation

Friday, May 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Convocation for the School for Cultural and Social Transformation will be at the A. Ray Olpin Union Ballroom at 200 S. Central Campus Drive.

The convocation will feature student and faculty speakers, recognition of special student achievements, and the individual recognition of each graduate. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees, including graduates.

General Information for Convocation

Cap and Gown Orders

Regalia is required for both Convocation and Commencement.

Student regalia will be available to purchase through the Campus Store Website beginning March 1. Regalia will be available to pick up or will ship directly to the students the week of March 21. In the event that students would like more information or to order in-person, the annual Grad Fair will be held March 24 – March 26 at the Campus Store. Student regalia will still be available to purchase in-store or online through the month of May.

Regalia Loans: The School will have a few gowns available for students to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis. To borrow regalia, fill out this form. Put your name next to a gown that fits your height. Put an “X” under the cap if you’d like to borrow a cap. Priority will be given to those who commit to attending the campus-wide Commencement celebration. (See commencement details above)

Borrowed regalia does NOT come with a tassel. Tassel should be purchased through the options above. If you want to decorate your cap, you will need to purchase one through the options above.

*If you purchase regalia and would like to donate it to Transform for future graduates to borrow at their own celebrations, keep your receipt and you can write off the donation on your taxes. Contact Jen Wozab after Convocation to set up a time to drop off your donation.

Applying for Graduation

You can apply for Spring 2023 graduation until April 25 (the last day of classes). The deadline to apply for Summer 2023 graduation is May 25. Individuals who did not apply for Graduation by March 1 will not have their name included in the Convocation program.

Line-up of Graduates

Students must be in the Saltair room by 2:30 p.m. Staff will give instructions for name cards and lineup. Students must be in full regalia. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees.


There is no limit on the number of guests. Masks are strongly suggested for all attendees. Guests are encouraged to find their seats in the Union Ballroom by 2:45 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Directions & Parking

Address: 200 S. Central Campus Drive; Salt Lake City, UT 84112

See Ray Olpin Union directions here. All graduates and guests will be able to park in the visitor lot (east of the building) free of charge on the day of the event.


Diploma covers are presented during the convocation to each graduate. Diplomas are mailed from the Office of the Registrar to graduates within three months of graduation.


The School for Cultural and Social Transformation will provide a photographer.

During the ceremony, guests are able to use the front row of seats to approach the stage and photograph their graduates. Please do not stand as this will block the view of audience members.