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School for Cultural and Social Transformation Convocation

Friday, May 6, 2022 at 12:00 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.

Celebration Reception

Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.; Crimson View, Union (4th Floor)

Come with your guests and celebrate with Transform staff, faculty, and your fellow graduates! Light refreshments will be served.

Live Streaming Video

The Convocation will be streamed live. During the event, click on the “live stream” play button that will be included on this page.

Virtual Yearbook

We couldn’t be more proud of you and your accomplishments and are excited to celebrate you and your hard work via our digital outlets. Fill out the above RSVP for Convocation and select “yes” to be included in the virtual yearbook

University of Utah General Commencement

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

We invite you to represent the School for Cultural & Social Transformation (Transform) at the General Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. We will walk in the Commencement behind the School for Cultural & Social Transformation banner and sit together to support the School. Regalia must be worn for Commencement. More information about Commencement here: https://commencement.utah.edu/commencement/.

Students participating can join us for a pizza party in the Transform Lounge (GC 4200) at 4:00 p.m. and walk to the Huntsman Center together to line-up at 5:00 p.m.

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 2022 graduation until April 26 (the last day of classes). The deadline to apply for Summer 2022 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 11:30 a.m. Staff will give instructions for name cards and lineup. Students must be in full regalia. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees.

Guests

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 11:45 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 12:00 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.

Diplomas

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.

Photographs

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.