Important Info for Faculty & Staff

2020/2021 Commencement Details

  • Commencement will be held Friday, August 6, 2021 at the Maverik Center.
  • We begin at 9:30 a.m. with the procession of faculty, graduates, administrators, dignitaries and honored guests.
  • The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will run approximately two hours.
  • All faculty will have reserved seating.
  • Social distancing and face coverings will not be required, but the event will be mask-friendly.

Who Should Attend

  • All faculty on summer contract are required to attend. If you need an exception, please contact your associate dean.
  • Faculty members who are not contracted for the summer are requested to attend and will be paid. Please contact your associate dean for details.
  • Adjunct faculty should notify your associate dean if you would like to attend.
  • Faculty are invited to a breakfast beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Lillehammer Room. Enter through the VIP/ADA entrance on the southeast side of the Maverik Center.
  • If you are attending and need to rent regalia, download the form below. Your regalia will reflect your alma mater and degree. Payment will be due at the time of pickup during the week of August 2, 2021. Order deadline has been extended to Friday, July 9, 2021 at 4 p.m. Please download the form below, complete and email to Carolyn Atchley at

Regalia Order Form


  • All faculty, regardless of permanent or temporary physical disabilities, are encouraged to participate in commencement. ASL interpreters and open-captioning services will be provided during the ceremony. Other accommodations will be made upon request. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Julie Smith in the Disability Resource Center at 801-957-4854 (voice) or 801-057-4646 (TTY).
  • The Maverik Center is wheelchair accessible from the south parking lot through the VIP main entrance. The drop-off area is in front of the building near the main entrance.
  • The Maverik Center 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.
  • Due to safety regulations, all aisles in the arena must be kept clear of children, strollers, wheelchairs and all other obstacles during the ceremony.