Utah State University 135th Commencement

graduation cap
Participation Options
Graduating students may choose to attend a commencement event at any USU campus across the state. The University Commencement and all College Ceremonies will also be broadcast via AggieCast for graduates and guests wishing to participate virtually.

University Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 5, 2022
9:00 a.m.
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
800 East 1000 North, Logan, Utah

Graduates who wish to participate in the processional on the Logan campus will line up on the Quad at 8:00 a.m. and process to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at 8:30 a.m.  The Commencement Ceremony will include the awarding of honorary degrees, announcement of university-wide faculty awards, and Commencement speeches.

Graduation Ceremonies

Utah State University plans to celebrate the class of 2021-22 graduates in person with many college and campus graduation ceremonies. Please see the Logan Campus and Statewide Campuses Schedule pages for the list of events.

Candidates for Bachelor's/Associate Degrees

To participate in commencement events, a student must have filed an Application for Graduation with the Registrar's office (TSC 246) by February 28, 2022 and be a graduate (or anticipated graduate) of Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 terms. Summer 2022 graduates are part of the class of 2022-23 and may "walk" early when approved by their college. For specific ceremony information, students may contact their college rep on the Logan Campus Schedule page or their campus rep on the Statewide Campuses Schedule page.

Candidates for Master's and Doctoral Degrees

Candidates for master's and doctoral degrees should already have completed all paperwork for the appropriate degree. Depending on whether a student is on Plan A, B, C, or a doctoral candidate, varying processes and paperwork exist which signal program completion and qualification for commencement participation. Students should visit the Graduate School website for Commencement Deadlines. This will help identify the deadlines and necessary steps required for students to participate in commencement and have their name appear in the printed commencement program. Students should also visit the Semester Deadlines to identify the deadlines and necessary steps required for degree completion and have their degree posted to their transcript. If further clarification is required, please email gradcommencement@usu.edu.

Graduate Hooding

Candidates for master's and doctoral degrees will be hooded in their respective college's convocation or at a separate college hooding ceremony.

Academic Regalia

Participants in the ceremony should wear authorized caps and gowns. Commencement apparel is available to buy from the USU Campus Store. Your cap and gown can be purchased at the Logan Graduation Fair or online through the USU Campus Store. See details on the schedule page. Candidates for degrees wear the black mortarboard with a tassel that is a color distinctive of the degree being received.

Regalia is provided for many statewide campus ceremonies. If you plan to attend at USU Eastern or USU Blanding, you must purchase your own regalia through the campus store or online. Contact your statewide campus for regalia information specific to your campus.  Contact information can be found on the Statewide Campuses Schedule page.

Please wear the prescribed academic costume that corresponds to your degree. Each part of the regalia has a traditional meaning specific to your major field, Utah State University, and higher education. Graduate degree candidates are asked to come to graduation ceremonies in full regalia.

Stoles and Cultural Heritage Adornments

Objects of cultural significance are also welcome as approved regalia for ceremonies. Students may choose to wear stoles offered by professional organizations or academic societies in their field-of-study. Students should contact these organizations directly to inquire about the availability and ordering of professional stoles.

Tassel Colors

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

Integrated Studies Bachelor's, Associate Degrees & Certificates

 
Black
Integrated Studies Bachelor's Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Certificates

School of Graduate Studies

 
Black
School of Graduate Studies

Diplomas and Diploma Covers

Graduates who participate in live Commencement events will receive a diploma cover.  Summer and Fall 2021 graduates have previously received their diplomas in the mail. Diplomas will be mailed to Spring 2022 graduates approximately six weeks after the end of the semester when grades have been verified and degrees conferred. These will be mailed to the address provided on the graduation packet. All 2021-22 graduates should make sure that both their preferred address and their diploma address in Banner are correct. Students can update the address in Banner and then should inform the Registrar’s Office via email at registrar@usu.edu.

Summer Graduates

Students who complete their degree requirements and have applied for graduation for the summer semester are part of the next graduating class (e.g. someone completing summer 2021 is part of the class of 2021-22). 

Fall Graduates

Students who complete their degree requirements and have applied for graduation for the fall semester are part of the next graduating class (e.g. someone completing fall 2021 is part of the class of 2021-22). 

Spring Graduates

Students who complete their degree requirements and have applied for graduation for the spring semester are part of that year’s graduating class (e.g. someone completing spring 2022 will be part of the class of 2021-22). They should plan to participate in the spring Commencement that corresponds with their graduation term.

Questions

Questions regarding your diploma should be sent to registrar@usu.edu. Questions regarding Commencement Ceremonies and Celebrations should be sent to commencement@usu.edu.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

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