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Graduation 2012

May 11, 2012

Law commencement ceremony:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
1395 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Reception for law graduates and guests:
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presidents Circle Lawn
Directly south of Kingsbury Hall

In the event of inclement weather alternative plans will be announced.

Watch the Commencement Ceremony LIVE or view the archive >>


Information & Deadlines:

March 9, 2012
Name on Diploma:
The name that appears in CIS at the end of the business day on Friday, March 9, 2012 is what will appear on the diploma and commencement program. It is the responsibility of the student to verify all name changes and spelling.

March 28 – March 31, 2012
Grad Fair / Regalia Orders:
University Main Campus Bookstore

March 28: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 29: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 30: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 31: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Juris Doctor and LLM candidates must order the DOCTORATE regalia package (black robe with red velvet embellishments, the law tassel & hood are a deep purple). Regalia orders are made through the Main Campus Bookstore, there will not be a bookstore representative at the law school for ordering regalia. If you are unable to attend the grad fair you can have someone order and make payment in your place.

*PILO will be offering limited quantities of rental regalia donated from previous law graduates.  Please watch for emails from PILO with additional information.

Please note that the law school does not have alternative resources for regalia if you miss the grad fair and do not rent regalia from PILO.

April 18, 2012
ADA Accommodation requests:
Anyone requiring an interpreter (ASL or foreign language) or reserved ADA seating, please contact Mary Wheeler, (801) 581-6571 or mary.wheeler@law.utah.edu by Wednesday, April 18, 2012 for proper accommodations.

There are designated ADA seating areas within the commencement venue. If someone in your party uses a walking device, wheelchair, motorized scooter, or other mobility device please contact Mary Wheeler (mary.wheeler@law.utah.edu) with the number in your party and the type of mobility device so we can plan accordingly. We will do our best to ensure that your guests will be seated as close together as possible.

Students or guests with disabilities may also give reasonable prior notice and request accommodations through the Center for Disability Services at (801) 581-5020 (voice/TDD).

April 30 - May 4, 2012
Late order pick-up for Regalia:
Main Campus Bookstore
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

During late order pickup cap and gown availability is on a first come first serve basis, all sizes and colors cannot be guaranteed. Regular prices apply (additional $10 per package or item)

May 9, 2012
Class of 2012 Graduation Dinner:
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sea Salt
1709 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Tickets: $15 person, $25 couple, $50 for four (SBA members can bring up to 3 guests)
Tickets are available online at http://students.law.utah.edu/sba/store/ until May 2.
Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door.

May 11, 2012
Law commencement ceremony:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
1395 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Reception for law graduates and guests:
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presidents Circle Lawn
Directly south of Kingsbury Hall


Detailed Information for Commencement:

Line-up of Graduates:
All graduates need to be dressed in regalia and are lined up outside Kingsbury Hall no later than 9:15 a.m. on Friday, May 11th. Please plan your arrival accordingly and take into consideration that parking is available in the stadium lot and shuttles will be running between the two locations.

Guest Seating & Tickets:
Tickets are not required to attend commencement and any interested attendees are welcome. Guest seating is available in designated sections and rows of the Kingsbury Hall auditorium. The academic processional will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Families and guests not seated prior to the 10:00 a.m. start time will have to stay in the lobby and waiting areas until after all graduates and program participants have entered the building.

Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during the commencement ceremony. Families are encouraged to drop off those who cannot walk long distances at Kingsbury Hall on President’s Circle before parking their cars. Parking for commencement is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, with shuttles dropping off at Kingsbury Hall.

A professional photographer has been authorized to photograph all graduates. Please note that candidates are under no obligation to purchase these photographs. Candidates who want to purchase pictures are requested to bring a pen or pencil to complete an information card for the photographer. Guests may take photographs as well, but will not be allowed on the floor of Kingsbury Hall during the commencement ceremony.

Diplomas are mailed to student graduates within three months of graduation. Please use the online Campus Information System (CIS) to make any corrections to your mailing address to ensure proper delivery of your diploma.