Commencement

The beginning of the next chapter

Commencement Ceremony

Students graduating in any of the three semesters may walk in the April commencement ceremony. Students who wish to graduate must apply for graduation by deadlines indicated.

Each student will be given a diploma cover at the commencement ceremony. Diplomas are mailed about 8-10 weeks after commencement. Final posting of degree is subject to a verification process conducted by the college.

2020 Commencement

 
Commencement Postponed

Due to the cancellation of all university events, Utah State University has canceled all graduation events at its statewide campuses this spring. If public health circumstances allow, the university plans to conduct graduation celebrations and ceremonies in August. Details will be added to this website when available. Please email commencement2020@usu.edu with any questions regarding commencement.

Guest Tickets

Guest tickets are not required for the commencement ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check with the commencement representative listed at the bottom of the page. Doors to the BDAC will be open to the public at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25.

Overflow seating will be available in the Geary Events Center. Parents with small children are encouraged to view the commencement ceremony from the Geary Events Center.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

For information on sign language interpreting, accessible parking, and wheelchair access, contact:

Audience - Charley Auberger, (435) 613-5664, charley.auberger@usu.edu
Graduates - Karl Burnside, (435) 613-5337, karl.burnside@usu.edu

 

2020 Commencement Ceremony
USU Eastern Graduates
25
APR

10 a.m.
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)
Price, Utah 84501

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Student Information

For more information regarding commencement,
contact the ceremony coordinator:

Charley Auberger
(435) 613-5664
charley.auberger@usu.edu 

Apply for Graduation

Graduation application must be completed and submitted by the appropriate deadline.

To review specific degree requirements, contact your academic advisor, or visit Degrees for more information.

Apply for Graduation

For more information, contact:

Cirie Noyes

Cirie Noyes

Registration Officer

Enrollment Services

Phone: (435) 613-5431
Office Location: OSS

Application Deadlines

31
OCT
Fall Deadline
Applications due to graduate in December
28
FEB
Spring Deadline
Applications due to graduate in May
15
JUL
Summer Deadline
Applications due to graduate in August

Information for Students

Academic Regalia

All participants in the ceremony are required to wear authorized caps and gowns. Commencement apparel is available online from the USU Campus Store.

For more information, contact the USU Campus Store at (800) 662-3950 or (435) 797-3950.

Candidates for degrees wear the black mortarboard with a tassel that is a color distinctive of the degree being received (see below). Wear the prescribed academic costume without deviation. Candidates for master's and doctoral degrees will carry the hood over the left arm prior to the commencement ceremony.

Each part of the regalia has a traditional meaning specific to your major field, Utah State University, and higher education.

Tassel Colors
Integrated Studies Bachelor's Degrees and Associate Degrees
 
Black
Integrated Studies Bachelor's Degrees and Associate Degrees
Bachelor's Degrees
 
Maize
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
 
Light Blue
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
 
Russet
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
 
Brown
Caine College of the Arts
 
Orange
College of Engineering
 
Yellow-Gold
College of Science
 
Drab
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
 
White
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Graduate Studies
 
Black
School of Graduate Studies

Diplomas

Undergraduate Students

Please check your transcript to ensure your name is complete and spelled correctly. Your name and degree will appear on your diploma and in the commencement program exactly as it is on the student database. If changes are necessary, complete the Change of Information Form and return it to the One-Stop Student Services office by April 1.

If you do not attend the commencement ceremony, you may pick up your diploma cover at no charge in the One-Stop Student Services office. If you want your diploma cover mailed, there is a $6.70 postage fee.

Your diploma will be mailed to the address on your graduation application 6-8 weeks after graduation. Please make sure this address is correct. If you wish to have your diploma sent via certified mail, you may do so by paying a $6.70 fee at the One-Stop Student Services office.

Resolve any outstanding financial obligations, such as library fines, parking tickets, etc. You will not receive your diploma and may not order transcripts or have other documents released if you have unresolved financial obligations.

Graduate Students

Your name and degree will appear on your diploma exactly as it is on the student database. If changes are necessary, complete the Change of Information Form and return it to the One-Stop Student Services office by April 1.

Diplomas for graduate students are mailed 6-8 weeks after commencement. Your diploma is mailed to the address recorded on your Graduation Fee Payment Form. If you wish to have your diploma sent via certified mail, you may do so by paying a $6.70 fee at the One-Stop Student Services office. Please check your transcript to ensure your name is complete and spelled correctly. 

Resolve any outstanding financial obligations, such as library fines, parking tickets, etc. You will not receive your diploma and may not order transcripts or have other documents released if you have unresolved financial obligations.