The graduation ceremony typically lasts between 1-1.5 hours.
All guests are free, but tickets are required to guarantee a seat at Kingsbury Hall. Graduates can collect tickets from Emily Breen in room 209 of the College of Social Work during ticket distribution times that will be scheduled during class breaks in the weeks prior to convocation. The number of guest tickets available to each student will depend on the total amount of graduates walking. Each student is guaranteed four tickets and may request more tickets that will be disbursed based on availability. Tickets only guarantee a seat until 10 minutes after the ceremony has begun. Doors will open for social work convocation seating approximately 45 minutes before the start of the convocation ceremony. Early arrival is recommended. There will be a standby line for guests without tickets that will be seated after the ceremony has begun. There will also be remote viewing location with a live stream and additional seating for non-ticketed guests in Gardner Hall, the building adjacent to Kingsbury Hall.
No, we do not have a graduation rehearsal. Graduates are advised to be at the Park Building on time to receive instructions. College of Social Work personnel will be available to guide them through the ceremony.
President’s Circle will be congested and parking is limited. We highly recommend parking at the Merrill Engineering parking lot and taking the shuttle or walking to Kingsbury Hall.
Kingsbury Hall is located on the University of Utah Campus at 1395 East President’s Circle.
The last event in the ceremony is the recessional, in which all participants (the dean, the faculty, and the graduates) leave their seating area. Graduates will proceed all the way out of the building and can meet their guests on the east side of Kingsbury Hall.
- Choose footwear that will enable you to navigate narrow and steep stairways and stand for long periods of time.
- Do not wear green on the outside of your gown, as it will interfere with the photographer’s green screen.
Please contact one of the College of Social Work Graduation Coordinators:
SW 109, 801-581-6666
SW 209, 801-581-5571