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Commencement Ceremony Overview

  1. Start arriving at the Maverik Center (3200 S Decker Lake Dr. West Valley City, UT 84119) at 8am, head to the school tents on the east side of the Maverik. (see map)
  2. Check in with your school tent according to the names and a color-coded flag:
School* Tent Color
General Studies Purple
Gail Miller School of Business Green
Salt Lake Technical College Dark Blue
School of Arts, Communication and Media Pink
School of Health Sciences Orange
School of Humanities and Social Sciences Light Blue
School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Red
School of Technical and Professional Specialties Yellow
Civically Engaged Scholars**, Grads of Excellence**, ADA Accommodations Dark Blue
*Feel free to sit with friends, even if they are from a different school. Just make sure you are lined up when it’s time to enter the Maverik Center.
**Grads of Excellence and Civically Engaged Scholars will need to line up at the tent.
  1. Tents:
    1. Check in at your school tent to make sure there aren’t any last-minute changes to the schedule.
    2. Make sure you get your “reader card”. This card is available in the tent and printed with your name. The card is used for announcing your name as you walk across the stage. A “reader” will announce your name after you hand them your card. The card is then scanned and your name will appear on the screen as you walk across the stage to shake hands with President Deneece G. Huftalin.
  2. Schedule:
    1. Grad check in: 8 – 8:30 a.m.
    2. Doors open for your guests: 8:30 a.m.
    3. Processional: 9:30 a.m. All grads please be in the tent area before 9:30 a.m.
    4. Commencement Ceremony: 10 a.m.
  3. Cap and gown (limited quantities) purchases available at Maverik Center, please ask your tent volunteer.
  4. Simultaneous translation in Spanish will be provided during commencement for you or your guests. Headsets can be picked up inside the Maverik Center main level. A driver’s license or state ID must be left as collateral and will be returned when the headset is returned. Maximum number of headsets available per collateral is four.
  5. Volunteers will ask everyone to line up 10 minutes before processional start time, please follow their instructions. You will line up in two parallel lines. To sit next to your friends line up behind, not next to each other since the lines will split up once you enter the arena.
  6. Volunteers will guide you into the Maverik Center:
    1. VIP Entry: All schools except General Studies (Business, Health, Humanities, SACM, SLTC, SME and STPS)
    2. Team Entry: ADA, Civically Engaged Scholars, General Studies and Provost’s Grads of Excellence.
  7. Once you enter the arena you will be guided to your seat. Sit back and enjoy commencement. If possible, please stay for the entirety of commencement.


**Have a question morning of the Commencement on May 4? Ask anyone wearing an SLCC volunteer shirt!**