Graduation 2018 Information
March 16, 2018: Please make sure that your name is correct in the Campus Information System (CIS). The name that appears in CIS is what will be used on the diploma and commencement program. If you would like your name to appear differently, please email Jaron Smith at email@example.com with your changes. Here is a list of edits that can be made:
- Special capitalizations (e.g. McDonald) or accent marks (e.g. Peña).
- FIRST or MIDDLE name displayed differently. Your LAST name must match your record in CIS. To change your last name in CIS, please submit a “Change of Personal Information Form” located here http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/change-personal-information.php to the main campus registrar’s office.
- Robe: Doctorate – black with red velvet trim
- Hood: Doctorate – purple with red and white trim
- Tassel: purple
- Graduation cap: black
*PILO will be offering limited quantities of rental regalia donated from previous law graduates. Please watch for emails from PILO with additional information.
Law Commencement Ceremony:
May 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1395 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places. She won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary and was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. She received the 2017 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute. Ms. Lithwick has testified before Congress about access to justice in the era of the Roberts Court. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, and is a frequent guest on The Rachel Maddow Show. Ms. Lithwick earned her BA from Yale University and her JD degree from Stanford University.
ADA Accommodation Requests:
Anyone requiring an interpreter (ASL or foreign language) or reserved ADA seating, please contact Jody Gonzales, (801) 581-6571 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 13, 2018 for proper accommodations.
There are designated ADA seating areas within the commencement venue. If someone in your party uses a wheelchair, motorized scooter, or other mobility device please contact Jody Gonzales (email@example.com) with the number in your party and the type of mobility device so we can plan accordingly. We will do our best to ensure that your guests will be seated as close together as possible.
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)
Guest Seating & Tickets:
Tickets are not required to attend commencement and any interested attendees are welcome. Guest seating is available in designated sections and rows of the Kingsbury Hall auditorium. The academic processional will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Families and guests not seated prior to the 10:00 a.m. start time will have to stay in the lobby and waiting areas until after all graduates and program participants have entered the building.
Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during the commencement ceremony. Families are encouraged to drop off those who cannot walk long distances at Kingsbury Hall on President’s Circle before parking their cars. Parking for commencement is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, with shuttles dropping off at Kingsbury Hall.
Line-up of Graduates:
All graduates need to be dressed in regalia and lined up outside Kingsbury Hall no later than 9:15 a.m. on Friday, May 11th. Please plan your arrival accordingly and take into consideration that parking is available in the stadium lot and shuttles will be running between the two locations.
A professional photographer has been authorized to photograph all graduates. Please note that candidates are under no obligation to purchase these photographs. Candidates who want to purchase pictures need to complete an information card for the photographer. Guests may take photographs as well, but will not be allowed on the floor of Kingsbury Hall during the commencement ceremony. To receive a link to view the photographer’s photos, please click here.
Diplomas are mailed to student graduates within three months of graduation. Please use the online Campus Information System (CIS) to make any corrections to your mailing address to ensure proper delivery of your diploma. The diploma covers handed out during the commencement ceremony will be collected as you exit the Kingsbury Hall stage. Law diplomas will not fit in the standard University diploma covers.