Spring 2021 College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony

Virtual General Commencement

The University of Utah is planning a livestreamed version of the General Commencement and will air on Utah.edu/live on Thursday May 6th, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Please visit the University of Utah Commencement Ceremony page for updates.

In-Person Convocation 2021

The College of Engineering will host an in-person Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 7th at Rice Eccles Stadium from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for the graduating Class of 2021 and Class of 2020. Students may begin arriving at 4:15 pm.

We are happy to announce that each graduate participating in the in-person convocation ceremony will be allowed to bring up to four guests. Students that have already claimed their tickets will automatically be increased to four, they do NOT need to contact the schools or the ticket office. Everyone entering the Rice- Eccles Stadium must obtain a ticket, including infants. Masks must be worn by all attendees and physical distancing guidelines will be followed, with seating spaced throughout the venue. University leaders encourage friends and family members and graduates who are unable to attend the in-person convocation to tune in virtually on utah.edu/live.

What to do before the day of convocation?

Apply for graduation

All students must apply in advance for graduation.

To ensure that your graduation application process goes smoothly, your graduation requirements are all fulfilled, and that your diploma mailing information is up to date, complete the Graduation Checklist.

Get your admissions ticket

Tickets are required to attend convocation. Each graduate will be allowed to bring up to four guests. Graduates will need to claim their assigned ticket through Ticket Master, and claim their guest tickets as well. *Students that have already claimed their tickets will automatically be increased to four, they do NOT need to contact the schools or the ticket office. Students who haven’t yet claimed tickets will see 4 available in their allocation*

Please note: Everyone, including infants must obtain a ticket in order to enter the Rice- Eccles Stadium on the day of convocation.

How to claim your tickets? An email will be sent to your umail that will give you information and instruction regarding tickets. Check your umail inbox or spam folder for the link and information to claim your tickets. (It is anticipated that tickets will begin to be sent to students the week of April 5, 2021). *When signing in to claim your tickets, please use your umail (unid@utah.edu) as your login.*

Once tickets are claimed, please watch the video (which can be found in the email sent to you) on how to manage your ticket in order to download the ticket on your mobile device. (You will have to login using your mobile device to claim the ticket on your phone.) Why is this important? All graduates and guests attending will need their digital ticket to enter the Rice- Eccles Stadium on the day of convocation.

If you have issues acquiring your ticket, contact the box office at 801-581-UTIX (8849).

If you are a student with special ticket needs, please contact Tina Bradford at contact@coe.utah.edu.

Submit honors for Convocation Program

College of Engineering graduates from Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 will be included in the Convocation Program and provided with a printed copy at the in-person convocation event.

Students who have applied to graduate will be getting an email to their umail address asking them to provide a list of honors they would like to have included in the program. If you would like honors to be included, a submission must be made by March 22, 2021.

If you have applied to graduate and do not receive an email regarding the College of Engineering convocation program, please email contact@coe.utah.edu.

Order Regalia

Wear your cap and gown proudly to celebrate your academic achievement.

All graduates are welcome to purchase their cap, gown, and other graduation accessories at the campus store. Place your orders now, if you haven’t already.  Regalia can be purchased from the campus store up until convocation so don’t forget to order your cap, gown and graduation announcements, buy your diploma frame, and start celebrating your achievement.

Pick up your Dean’s Honors at Graduation Cord & Certificate

Students receiving recognition for honors can pick up their honor cords and certificates from the College of Engineering Dean’s Office beginning on April 1st

Be Recognized!

Please note, this is not mandatory to graduate but an exciting opportunity to be recognized for your accomplishments!

Graduates who would like to participate will be invited to upload an appropriate photo and include a blurb about themself (this can include your accomplishments, awards, hobbies, appreciation etc..). These images and descriptions may be displayed during convocation and will appear on your department webpage. To upload your photo and description please fill out this form no later than April 23rd.

What to expect the day of convocation?

Live-stream Event

University leaders encourage friends and family members and graduates who are unable to attend the in-person convocation to tune in virtually on utah.edu/live.


Parking for the College of Engineering students and guests will be located on the West side of the Rice-Eccles Stadium (Pink Parking Area). You will enter the Rice-Eccles Stadium from the west side. Campus shuttles and Trax will be operating.

Graduating students, volunteers/staff, and faculty will enter through Gate D. All guests will enter through Gate F. Students and guests needing ADA accommodations will enter through Gate E.

What if it rains?

Rain or shine, you deserve to be recognized, and you will be! Come prepared with rain ponchos and umbrellas if it looks like inclement weather. 

Bag checks

Limit what you bring to convocation. We encourage no bags. If you have one, only clear bags allowed and bags will be checked by security staff. 


Professional portraits will be taken at convocation of each graduating student. Students who are interested may purchase the professional-looking portraits, but there is no obligation to purchase.

Receiving your diploma from the U!

Diploma covers will be distributed during the in-person convocation event as each student is recognized. If you are unable to attend convocation, you may purchase a diploma cover from the Campus Store. If purchased, diplomas are mailed to your current mailing address in CIS. Please make sure that your address is up to date no later than March 22nd. You can update your address by visiting your CIS profile.

Learn how to update your address here.

Diploma Tracking and Replacement

Virtual Convocation Options:

Though it will be different than our conventional convocation ceremony, we are extremely proud of our resilient students who have worked diligently to achieve their goals.

Each department will have its own graduation webpage where recognition will be given to their 2021 graduating students.

Photographs of student who submit to “Be Recognized” will be displayed along with a description of themselves, their accomplishments, and any words of appreciation they would like to provide. These pages will allow fellow classmates, family members, friends, and loved ones to browse through and see your accomplishments.

Please check back for further updates.

Checklist of what to do before March 22nd:

  • Review the Graduation Checklist.
  • Submit list of honors you would like included in the program (look for details in an email)
  • Make sure your address in CIS is up to date

Checklist of what to do before April 23rd:

Engineering Alumni Association

Graduation is only the beginning! Stay connected and engaged with the College of Engineering at the University of Utah through your free Engineering Alumni Association membership. Join here.

This page will continue to be updated as we discover new information. Please check back for further updates.