April 18, 2018

2018 CFA Convocation Information

Graduation ceremonies for the University and Colleges are some of the most exciting days on campus!

The University of Utah commencement and convocation ceremonies are held annually at the conclusion of Spring semester. You are invited to attend both the University Commencement Ceremony and your College Convocation. All candidates must apply in advance for graduation. Learn more about when and how to apply for graduation on the Office of the Registrar website.

Graduation Day

Graduation at the University of Utah consists of two events: commencement and convocation. Commencement is for all candidates and convocations are held by each college.

College of Fine Arts Convocation

The College of Fine Arts Convocation will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Kingsbury Hall.


All candidates for graduation should line up for the College of Fine Arts Convocation no later than 11:30 am.

  • Baccalaureate Candidates should enter through the "lower lobby" door at the southwest side of the building and will line up in the lower level of Kingsbury Hall.
  • Master's, DMA and PhD candidates should line up on the southwest side of Kingsbury Hall along the sidewalk between David Gardner Hall and Kingsbury Hall.


Convocation Ceremonies are non-ticketed events with a first-come, first-seated policy. Due to space limits, we recommend limiting the number of guests to 4, if possible. Kingsbury Hall will open approximately 30 minutes before the ceremony start time. Patrons will form a line to enter the auditorium and will enter the building through the main doors. Guests must be seated prior to the start of the processional, which begins promptly at 12:00 pm. Patrons are discouraged to save seats. Once the auditorium is filled to its capacity, guests will be directed to an overflow auditorium next to Kingsbury Hall. By order of the Fire Code Official, no objects such as infant carriers, strollers or other like items are allowed in Kingsbury Hall Lobby or Auditorium.

Special Seating/Accommodations

Students or guests with disabilities (including individuals in wheelchairs and those who have limited mobility) attending the College of Fine Arts' Convocation Ceremony can request accommodations by contacting Cami Rives at 801-581-6764. The College requests that guests give reasonable prior notice and, since space is limited and seats are first-come, first-seated, plan to arrive early.


Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. Families are encouraged to drop off guests who cannot walk long distances at Kingsbury Hall before parking their cars. Guests may also park in other lots and catch a University shuttle to Kingsbury Hall.


A commercial photographer will be present to photograph all candidates. You will be asked to fill out name cards for the photographer, but you are under no obligation to purchase pictures. Family and friends may take additional photographs as desired. For more information about graduation photos, please click here.