Commencement Ceremony


Complimentary parking for students and guests will be available at the Maverik Center. Guests should park on the south side of the Maverik Center. Directions to Maverik Center.

Students are strongly encouraged to plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to avoid expected traffic delays. Students are also strongly encouraged to carpool, or use public transportation. A UTA Trax station is now open at the Maverik Center.

ADA Accommodations and Accessibility

The Maverik Center, site of the ceremony, recognizes the needs of guests with disabilities, as defined by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Maverik Center continues to make every effort to comply with state and federal accessibility regulations and accommodate guests with disabilities.

The drop-off area is located in front of the building near the VIP Entrance. Parking lot attendants can direct you disabled parking areas. The vehicle must display a handicap parking placard or license plate.

The Maverik Center, is wheel chair accessible from the South parking lot through the VIP Entrance. An elevator to the concourse level is just inside the doors to the right. Accessible seating is located on the concourse levels of Sections 117, 118, 119, 121, 122 and 123. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Due to safety regulations, all aisles in the arena must be kept clear of children, strollers, wheelchairs and all other obstacles during the ceremony.

ASL interpreters, open-captioning services and special seating will be available for Deaf and hard of hearing guests. For more information or to request ADA accommodations, please contact Julie Smith at 801-957-4854.

Flowers and Balloons

For your convenience, the SLCC Bookstore will be selling fresh flowers and SLCC Gear at the Maverik Center on the club level concourse. All guests are asked to refrain from bringing balloons into the Maverik Center due to your balloon bouquet potentially disrupting or blocking the view of guests seated behind and around you. Please do not celebrate with confetti or streamers at the arena.


Lifetouch Special Events will provide our professional commencement photography services. They will take a still photograph of each graduate with their diploma cover before they walk across the stage, and an action photo as they cross the stage. All graduate images will be posted at Lifetouch Special Events. Proofs will be mailed 1 - 2 weeks after the Commencement ceremony. Additionally, proofs will be sent to the email address provided by the graduate on the reader card. There is no obligation to purchase.

For everyone’s safety and convenience, graduates must remain at their seats, before and after being called to the stage, for the duration of the program. Graduates may take photographs from their seats. Graduates and event guests may not move about the arena floor, the stage or backstage to take photographs, nor should graduates take photographs during the procession or while walking across the stage.

Guests are permitted to bring cameras and recording devices to the SLCC Commencement Ceremony. Though under no circumstances may photography interfere with aisles or other guests' enjoyment of the event.


Free commemorative Commencement programs will be distributed inside the arena concourse for guests and inside the arena on the chairs designated for Graduates. The program will include those names of graduates who have applied for graduation prior to the March 22, 2018 deadline. The program is not an official list of graduates, but a celebration of great accomplishment.

Be sure to check the Graduation List by March 29 to ensure your name is spelled correctly, that you are listed under the correct degree or certificate, and area of study (major). This is how your name will be listed in the printed Commencement program.

Changes may be reported to the Graduation Office at 801-957-4707 or by sending an e-mail to


Food, Smoking and Alcohol

Guests may not bring food and/or beverage items into the arena during events. Diamond Creations Catering and Concessions exclusively provides all food and beverage at the Maverik Center. There will be a concessions area open during the SLCC Commencement event.

Smoking is strictly prohibited inside Maverik Center. Alcohol will not be allowed or sold at this event.

Child Care

Graduates are encouraged to make child care arrangements well in advance as children will not be allowed to sit with the graduate or wander the arena without supervision during the ceremony.

Lost and Found

At the Maverik Center, the Lost and Found is located in the Security Office. Please contact a member of Guest Services during an event and they will assist you in reaching the Security Office.

First Aid and Emergency Medical Attention

The first aid station is located at the northeast corner of the main concourse, behind section 104. For an emergency, please contact a member of guest services or security.


Restrooms are located on the main concourse and club level concourse throughout the facility.