The Dixie State University Graduate Commencement ceremony will begin Friday, May 8 at 11 a.m. in the M. Anthony Burns Arena on the DSU campus. Commencement is a non-ticketed event. Doors for audience seating will open at 9:30 a.m. Please be seated no later than 10:45 a.m.
Graduates will assemble with their schools no later than 9:45 a.m., north of the Gardner Student Center. All participants are required to wear the cap and gown. Tassels should be worn on the right side and will be moved to the left upon graduation. The Processional will begin at 10:15 a.m. Detailed instructions, including a map, will be posted Friday, May 1.
There will not be a rehearsal. Your seating is reserved. For graduates with disabilities please contact the DSU Disability Resource Center Coordinator Baako Wahabu at 435-652-7880 for specific seating instructions. The commencement ceremony will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for the hearing impaired. Reserved seating will be available.
Graduation announcements will be available in the DSU Campus Bookstore beginning Monday, March 30th. All graduates will receive five free announcements and may purchase additional announcements for $1.00 per announcement.
All graduating students should attend the Grad Fair where they will receive their cap and gown, honors stole and cord, graduation announcements, gifts, food, have the opportunity to purchase DSU memorabilia and join the DSU Alumni Association. The Grad Fair will be held at the Stephen & Marcia Wade Alumni House (across from the Hansen Stadium).
Tues. - Thurs., May 5, 6, and 7 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stephen & Marcia Wade Alumni House 684 East 500 South
Graduates will receive their diploma tube at the Commencement Ceremony. Your diploma will be mailed after final grades are posted, reviewed and requirements are verified as completed. Diplomas will be mailed within 12 weeks of graduation to the address indicated on your application. Graduates may change their diploma mailing address by contacting the graduation office at email@example.com.
Honors regalia will be available for pick-up during the Grad Fair. Spring 2015 honors graduates are recognized based on their Fall 2014 GPA. Summer graduates are not eligible for honors until 2016 Commencement. Your transcript will reflect any honors you have earned based on your final GPA at graduation. Any questions regarding your eligibility email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dixie Awards Ceremony
The annual Dixie Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. This event honors Dixie State University graduates for their academic success as well their contributions outside of the classroom. Plan to attend this entertaining event. Light refreshments will be served.
Baccalaureate School Receptions
School of Visual & Performing Arts – Thursday May 7, 5:00 p.m., Eccles Sears Art Gallery
School of Business & Communication – Friday, May 8, 8:45 a.m., Udvar-Hazy Atrium
School of Health Sciences – Friday, May 8, 8:30 a.m., Taylor Health Science Foyer
School of Science & Technology – Friday, May 8, 8:45 a.m., Snow Math/Science Lobby
School of Education – No Reception (Your school will contact you regarding pinning ceremony)