Family + Guest Information

Welcome to USU!

Graduation is a big milestone, and we love having families and guest here to support students. Below you will find information for navigating campus during the graduation ceremonies, and answers to frequently asked questions. A general campus map can be viewed online.

Graduation Ceremonies

Utah State University plans to celebrate the class of 2023-24 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. All ceremonies will be broadcast live. Tickets will not be required for graduation ceremonies.

Event Parking

Downloadable parking maps are available for the Spectrum and Newell Daines Concert Hall.

Spectrum Parking + Shuttle Map Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall Parking Map

Aggie Alerts

We recommend all visitors to download the Aggie Safe App, for push notifications in the case of an emergency. You will also be notified of any change of plans due to inclement weather. For more information, please visit the Emergency Alerts page.

Gifts for Graduates

Full, personalized printed Commencement programs are available to purchase through USU Aggie Print.

 We will have Commencement Flowers Inc. on site during graduation ceremonies to offer an opportunity to purchase gifts for graduates. You can also pre-order on thier website


Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the differences between University Commencement and College Convocations?

 Commencement is a University wide celebration for all students. Students will process from the Quad to the Spectrum, led by bagpipes, faculty, and dignitaries. At the ceremony you will hear from USU President Elizabeth Cantwell, as well as our Commencement speaker. Provost Larry Smith will present candidates for graduation.

College Convocations are planned by each college and have some variance.  In each, the students’ names are read as they cross the stage and receive their diploma cover.  A professional photo will be taken of them as this happens. Schedules for all graduation ceremonies can be viewed on the schedule tab.

Can ceremonies be viewed online?

 Yes! Most ceremonies will be streamed live on AggieCast. Recordings of the ceremonies will be posted approximately 2 weeks later.

How long are the University Commencement and College Convocation ceremonies?

 The University Commencement will last 2 hours. College convocation times vary, and range from 90 minutes to 2 hours. A full schedule can be viewed here.

What items can I bring into the ceremonies?

Purses, bags, and watter bottles with a closeable lid are allowed in the venues. You are also permitted to bring flowers and gifts.

Where can I learn more about event parking and transportation?

 You can view information about parking and transportation on the USU website.

Do I need a ticket to enter ceremonies?

 Tickets are not required for any of the graduation ceremonies.

Additional Questions

You can send an email to with any questions, or call our office at 435-797-1743.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

For information regarding ASL interpreting, accessible parking, and wheelchair access, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 435-797-2444 or via email at