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Utah State University Announces 2023 Statewide Commencement Dates

By Marcus Jensen |

Utah State University Statewide Campuses is pleased to announce dates for its annual Commencement celebrations for the 2022-23 school year. Beginning on April 20, 2023, USU will hold seven ceremonies across campuses in the state through the end of the month. This will be USU’s 136th Commencement since its founding in 1888.

USU’s statewide graduates go on to make an impact in their communities as business leaders, teachers, nurses, social workers and more across rural Utah.

“Commencement is the time we look forward to every year,” said Rich Etchberger, interim vice president for Statewide Campuses. “We enjoy gathering throughout our statewide system to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students as they cross the graduation stage. We can’t wait to honor the 2023 class of Aggie graduates and celebrate this milestone with their families.”

The local ceremonies are scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 20, and end on Saturday, April 29. Graduating students may choose to attend a commencement event at their local campus or at any USU campus across the state.

USU Statewide Campuses Commencement Dates

  • Thursday, April 20, 2023 – USU Southwest – Beaver High School at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21, 2023 – USU Brigham City – Box Elder High School at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 – USU Tooele – Tooele High School at 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 – USU Moab – HooDoo Moab at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 – USU Blanding – San Juan High School at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 – USU Eastern – Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center at 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 – USU Uintah Basin – Roosevelt Junior High School at 4 p.m.

To participate in commencement ceremonies, candidates eligible to graduate must file an application for graduation with the Registrar’s Office by Feb. 28, 2023, and qualify for graduation in the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 terms.

Graduates will be emailed instructions on how to RSVP for graduation events. Graduates and family members are encouraged to monitor the USU Commencement website for the latest updates on commencement ceremonies. Additional updates can be found at

The Commencement Ceremony on the USU main campus will be May 4, 2023. The ceremony will include the awarding of honorary degrees, announcement of university-wide faculty awards, and Commencement speeches.

Utah State University’s Statewide Campuses create impact by bettering the lives of the people and places they serve. From career and technical certificates to doctorate degrees, USU offers programs that help fuel local economies and empower individuals and their communities. With multiple locations across 85,000 square miles, USU can be the hometown university to anyone, no matter where they live. Learn more at


Marcus Jensen
News Coordinator
University Marketing and Communications


Dana Rhoades
University Marketing and Communications

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