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University of Utah General Commencement

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

The University of Utah is planning a live-streamed version of General Commencement on May 6. For more information about the University of Utah Commencement, see the Commencement Website.

School for Cultural and Social Transformation Convocation

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Convocation for the School for Cultural and Social Transformation will be at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre at 2155 Red Butte Canyon.

The convocation will feature student and faculty speakers, recognition of special student achievements, and the individual recognition of each graduate. This year’s convocation attendance will be limited to necessary staff, Transform faculty, graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021, and 4 guests per graduate. Graduates MUST RSVP to claim tickets for themselves and their guests. Masks will be required for all those in attendance. See the guest section below for more information.

Live Streaming Video

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

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 this form, and we’ll add you to our virtual yearbook!

General Information for Convocation

Cap and Gown Orders

Regalia is required for both Convocation and Commencement. These may be ordered at the University Bookstore online or at the University Bookstore’s Grad Fair. See the University Campus Bookstore website and the Registrar Graduation Checklist for additional information. The School will have a few gowns available for students to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information about borrowing gowns will be posted here.

Applying for Graduation

The deadline for Spring 2021 graduation has passed. The deadline to apply for Summer 2021 graduation is May 26. Apply for graduation here. Preferred first names can be printed in the Commencement and Convocation programs as well as on diplomas by emailing the Graduation Office at with a request that includes the student’s preferred first name, legal last name, UNID, major(s), minor(s), and certificate(s). CC the Transform advisor, Jen Wozab at

Line-up of Graduates

Students must arrive to Red Butte Amphitheatre by 4pm. Students will line up to the left of the entrance gate. There will be no dressing area, so graduates are expected to be in full regalia. Graduates must wear masks at all times.


Each graduate may be accompanied by four (4) guests. Guests must wear face masks at all times. Graduates must RSVP and claim their guests’ tickets online. See login instructions here. Then, select Red Butte Garden Convocations button at the bottom of the page.

Additional family and friends of the graduates may watch the event live.  A recording will also be available on this website shortly following the event.


When using driving directions or GPS, enter 2155 Red Butte Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

Parking will be available in lots #75 and #66, marked in yellow on this map. Accessible parking near the Amphitheater is also available. Other lots that are unavailable will be clearly marked and parkers could be ticketed.


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 University of Utah will provide photographers at the convocation ceremony. More information will be posted about obtaining digital access to the photographs.