Skip to content

Main Navigation

Please note that due to the spread of COVID-19, all graduation events, including the University commencement, the CSW convocation, and the Family and Friends Celebration, have been postponed. Please watch for announcements from the University and the College of Social Work, and continually check this webpage for updates. Information will be announced as soon as possible. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation, and sincerely apologize for this unfortunate situation.


Congratulations Graduates!




“Despite the unusual circumstances you have had to face as you complete your social work degree, you have made it to your graduation day. Challenges like these teach us the most about ourselves and our community – especially as social workers. The faculty, staff, and College of Social Work community are immensely proud of you all, and cannot wait to see all that you will achieve.”

-Dean Martell Teasley






While we are unable to hold any live graduation events at this time, we are happy to share online graduation events this year! The University is holding a virtual commencement ceremony on April 30th at 6:30 PM, and the College of Social Work has created a virtual convocation event for our graduates that will be available beginning on May 1st. We invite you to join CSW faculty and staff on Friday, May 1st at 12 PM and 6 PM to view the convocation video. Members of the College will leave messages in the comments to cheer you on in the best way they can as we are all physically distancing. We have also provided a Virtual Convocation Program that you can download and hold on to as a keepsake. Please visit the links below for the each graduation event. Please note that the convocation video will be posted by May 1st, and will remain on YouTube for you to watch on your own time after the convocation day.





Live Event Schedule





TBD TBD CSW Family & Friends Graduation Celebration CSW 155
TBD TBD Assemble for Commencement Ceremony MBH Parking Lot
TBD TBD General Commencement Ceremony J.M. Huntsman Center
TBD TBD Assemble for College Convocation Ceremony Park Building
TBD TBD College of Convocation Ceremony Kingsbury Hall
Please see below for details






Be prepared!

Graduates, read more information for the preparation on your special day!

 graduate information







The broadcast of the College of Social Work will begin at the time of the ceremony, which has yet to be determined.

Family and Friend Graduation Celebration

The College of Social Work is excited to host the second Family and Friend Graduation Celebration! This is an opportunity for graduating social work students to celebrate their academic accomplishments with family, friends, faculty, and staff who supported them throughout their time at the College. This event is free and open to our graduates and all their guests, but we do ask for an RSVP for planning purposes.Information about the event, including the RSVP deadline, will be released as soon as possible. For questions about this event, please email

University of Utah’s General Commencement

The University of Utah General Commencement is the campus-wide opening ceremony for graduation, kicking off many events across campus and serving as a collective celebration of the University community and the collective accomplishments of the graduating class. Commencement will be held in the Jon M. Huntsman Center, but the date has yet to be determined. This University-wide ceremony will confer all College degrees (except degrees awarded by the College of Law and School of Medicine) en masse. Social work degrees will be accepted by the dean of the College of Social Work on behalf of social work graduates.

Graduates attending the General Commencement Ceremony should arrive in cap and gown at the Parking Terrace, west of the Huntsman Center. Groups will assemble in four separate lines by college and by degrees. Staff members from Student Affairs will be on hand to assist graduates. The processional will begin at 10 minutes before the ceremony, and guests should plan to be seated a half hour before the ceremony. For more information, please visit the Commencement Information page.

Convocation Ceremony

The University of Utah College of Social Work’s Convocation Ceremony. All students participating in the ceremony will have ceremonial degrees conferred upon them (official diplomas will be sent to graduates via mail). Details below.


More Information

Graduation Requirements and Application
Earning Honors At Graduation 
University of Utah Campus Map

College of Social Work staff can answer questions about program-specific graduation requirements and procedures:

BSW: Delva Hommes, 801-581-4239,
BSW: Eli Covarrubias, 801-581-4428,
MSW: Inka Johnson, 801-581-4908, 
PhD: Mirela Rankovic, 801-585-5979, 

CSW Graduation Coordinators: Cagney Smullin and Emily Breen,

Graduation FAQs

Last Updated: 4/30/20