The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

University of Utah General Commencement

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

The University of Utah General Commencement will be held Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. General Commencement is the campus-wide opening ceremony, kicking off many events across campus and serving as a collective celebration of the University community and the collective success and accomplishments of the graduating class.

We recommend that you attend, as this year’s ceremony will feature some exciting changes and additions that should be memorable. For more information about the 2022 University of Utah Commencement, see the Commencement Website.

College of Architecture + Planning Convocation

Friday, May 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Convocation for the College of Architecture + Planning will be Friday, May 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at the Olpin Union Ballroom. The CA+P Convocation, in the College’s tradition, is a time for graduates and their families to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of our entire College community.

The convocation lasts approximately 90 minutes. The main features of the convocation are student speakers and recognition of student achievements. The primary event, of course, is the individual recognition of each graduate.

Join us for the LIVE STREAM – College of Architecture + Planning Convocation on May 6th at 3PM MST



CA+P Convocation

Additional College of Architecture + Planning Convocation Information:

Line-up of Graduates

All graduates should have a cap and gown (and hood for graduate students) to participate in the convocation. These may be ordered at the University Bookstore.  Graduates should gather on the patio on the east side of the Architecture Building no later than 2:00 p.m. Graduates will be given cards on which to write their names (no nicknames), as they will be read at commencement. Each graduate should retain his or her card until crossing the stage. The procession will form on the Architecture Building patio by major and degree and proceed across the campus at 2:50 p.m.

Guest Seating

There is unlimited seating; no tickets are required. The convocation procession will begin promptly at 2:50 p.m. Families and guest should be seated prior to that time. Special seating arrangements for guests in wheelchairs or those having difficulty walking are available in the Ballroom in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students or guests with disabilities may also give reasonable prior notice and request accommodations through the Center for Disability Services at (801) 581-5020 (voice/TDD).

An American Sign Language interpreter will be at the event and the proceedings will be closed captioned on the Ballroom’s video monitors.


Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during convocation and commencement ceremonies. Families are encouraged to drop off those who cannot walk long distances at the east entrance of the Union Building before parking. The closest parking to the Union Building is the parking lot directly east of the building. Guests may also park in other lots and catch a University shuttle to the Union Building. Since parking can be difficult during this busy time on campus, we also encourage families to ride UTA TRAX and to take buses to graduation. Access UTA route maps and schedules here.

Please note that the university has scheduled a competing event for the Rice-Eccles Stadium at the same time as commencement and convocation. This will result in lane closures on 500 South and closure of the stadium and Guardsman parking lots. Please refer to the map below and give yourself plenty of extra time to get to campus. 

Cap and Gown Orders

Student graduates can pay for and pick up graduation regalia at the University Bookstore. See the University Campus Bookstore website for additional information.


Photographers from Island Photography will be at convocation. Students will be able to order photos through the company’s website.


Diplomas are mailed to graduates within three months of graduation.