Utah State University 136th Commencement

graduation cap
Nominations for Honorary Degrees and Commencement Speaker
Utah State University's Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for Honorary Degreees and Speaker for the 136th Commencement to be held in May 2023. Nomination Application

University Commencement Ceremony

May 4, 2023 

Additional details will be added as we get closer to this date.
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 2022-23 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.

Event Parking

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

Spectrum Parking Map Newell Daines Concert Hall Parking Map

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, 2023 and be a graduate (or anticipated graduate) of Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 terms. Summer 2023 graduates are part of the class of 2023-24 and may "walk" early when approved by their college or statewide campus. 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 have filed an Application for Graduation with the Registrar's office (TSC 2456) by February 28, 2023 and be a graduate (or anticipated graduate) of Sumer 2022, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters.  Summer 2023 graduates are part of the class of 2023-24 and may "walk" early when approved for Early Commencement.  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 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  Gifts

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 that is held at the Logan Campus Store in March 2023 from 8 am - 6 pm, exact dates TBD or online through the USU Campus Store.  Candidates for degrees wear the black mortarboard with a tassel that is a color distinctive of the degree being received.

Many Statewide Campuses do provide regalia rentals for the 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 coordinator for more information.  Contact information can be found on the Statewide Campuses Schedule.

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.

Gifts for Graduates

Utah State University is so proud of all our graduates. We acknowledge that there are many others who are also proud and who have supported the 2022-23 graduates to achieve the significant accomplishment of earning a USU degree. Logan guests who are interested in purchasing gifts (including shirts, flowers, etc.) available for pick up at Commencement events, please see: The Commencement Group. Please note that a portion of proceeds goes toward Completion Scholarships and Grants at Utah State University.

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 2022 graduates have previously received their diplomas in the mail. Diplomas will be mailed to Spring 2023 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 2022-23 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 2022 is part of the class of 2022-23). 

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 2022 is part of the class of 2022-23). 

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 2023 will be part of the class of 2022-23). 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 regarding ASL interpreting, accessible parking and wheelchair access for guests, please contact the box offices: Daines Concert Hall (435) 797-8022 or Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (435) 797-0305.  Graduating participants in need of accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Center (435) 797-2444.