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Utah State University 133rd Commencement Schedule

Due to the cancelation of all university events through May 1, Utah State University has canceled its 133rd commencement ceremony in Logan and all graduation events at its statewide campuses this spring. If public health circumstances allow, the university plans to conduct graduation celebrations and ceremonies in Logan on Aug. 28-29. There will also be graduation events at our Statewide campuses. Details will be added to this website when available. Please email commencement2020@usu.edu with any questions regarding commencement.

Friday, August 28, 2020


4:00-8:00 p.m. There will be photo opportunities for 2019-20 graduates throughout our beautiful Logan campus.


Please join the USU Alumni Association for a Senior Celebration dinner.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD


9:00 p.m. 2019-20 Graduates will assemble in the NE corner of the Legacy Field to receive blue-lit luminaries.

9:15 p.m. Freshman Processional begins with the 2019-20 Graduates lining the route and then joining the processional behind the freshmen

9:45 p.m. Remarks from President Cockett on the Quad.

In August of 2016, USU began a new tradition, the Freshman Luminary. Incoming students are given a paper lantern resembling the A-tower atop Old Main. It is lit with a white light. The Freshmen assemble in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and are told that at the completion of their degrees, they will once again assemble there to be conferred their degrees. They learn about the significance of the regalia and the tradition of turning the A blue to celebrate achievement. They are asked to consider their future “blue-A” moments. President Cockett then leads them in a “reverse processional” from the Spectrum to the Quad. At the Quad, she speaks to them and then the A on Old Main is turned blue.

Many of the 2020 Graduates participated in that first Luminary. This year all graduates are invited to participate with blue lights in their lanterns. Their participation will provide a clear sense of achievement for them and serve as a visual representation of future accomplishments for those just beginning their USU journey. We encourage all 2019-20 Graduates to participate in this meaningful and exciting tradition.

Saturday, August 29, 2020


8:00 a.m. Assemble: undergraduate and graduate students will assemble on the University Quad. Faculty will assemble on the 2nd floor of the Taggart Student Center.

8:30 a.m. Academic Procession: Taggart Student Center and University Quad to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

9:00 a.m. 133rd Commencement Ceremony: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.


12:00 noon Jon M. Huntsman School of Business – Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

12:00 noon Caine College of the Arts – Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center

12:30 p.m. Integrated Studies Bachelor’s Degrees and Associate Degrees – Morgan Theater, Chase Fine Arts Center

2:00 p.m. College of Humanities and Social Sciences – Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

2:00 p.m. Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Graduate Hooding Ceremony (tentative) – Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center

2:30 p.m. S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources – Morgan Theater, Chase Fine Arts Center

4:00 p.m. College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences – Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

4:00 p.m. College of Science – Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center

6:00 p.m. Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services – Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

6:00 p.m. College of Engineering – Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center

Note: Graduate Hooding ceremonies will be included in each of the College Convocations with the possible exception of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services which has tentatively scheduled a separate ceremony due to the volume of graduates. If RSVPs indicate a single ceremony is possible, an announcement will made, and this website updated.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

For information on sign language interpreting, accessible parking, and wheelchair access, contact the Disability Resource Center at drc@usu.edu or (435) 797-2444.

College Representatives

For more information contact the following representatives:


Statewide graduation celebrations will be scheduled. Details will be posted on this site as they become available.

USU Southwest:

USU Brigham City:

USU Tooele:

USU Moab:

USU Blanding:

USU Eastern:

USU Uintah Basin:

USU Wasatch Region: