University Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 5, 2022
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.
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 email@example.com.
Candidates for master's and doctoral degrees will be hooded in their respective college's convocation or at a separate college hooding ceremony.
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.
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Caine College of the Arts
College of Engineering
College of Science
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Integrated Studies Bachelor's, Associate Degrees & Certificates
Integrated Studies Bachelor's Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Certificates
School of Graduate Studies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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).
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.
Class of 2020 Update
The USU Alumni Association is welcoming the Class of 2020 home to celebrate graduation with a one-of-a-kind Cap and Gown Ceremony on October 23, 2021, with other events during 2021 Homecoming Week. Contact the Alumni Association for more information.
The Alumni Association will continue to communicate with 2020 graduates through email or mail, so please make sure you keep your contact information up to date at Alumni Update.
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.