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Commencement & Convocation

The College Of Health Celebrates the Class of 2020

Despite the current conditions that prevent us from celebrating this monumental achievement in person, we at the College of Health want to celebrate and inspire this year's graduates. We look forward to seeing you all and we hope that until that time you will join us virtually in celebrating the class of 2020.

Commencement postponed due to COVID-19, other celebrations planned

In light of recent developments, the University has postponed Commencement. It is now scheduled for December 2020. Commencement in May of 2021 will also celebrate those graduating in both 2020 and 2021. The University is also planning a reunion celebration planned for Homecoming week in October of 2020.

In addition, the University and College of Health will be holding virtual graduation celebrations for the Class of 2020. The University's is scheduled for April 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. on Please check the University Commencement page for details. The College of Health will also host a virtual Commencement on April 30th, 2020, time TBD.

Letter from the President

Campus Community,

In alignment with a decision made collectively by members of the Utah System of Higher Education, and with clear guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discouraging travel and large gatherings, the University of Utah will be postponing all commencement ceremonies scheduled for the end of the Spring 2020 semester. This includes all graduation events, college convocations, and campus-wide commencement. This has been a unique and trying semester for all of us, and this decision was made with the health and well-being of all members of our campus community and their loved ones in mind.

We are working to determine when and how rescheduled events will take place and will provide more information as soon as possible. We know this news leads to many associated questions, and we will post answers as they become available on @theU. Please send questions to We know this is disappointing for everyone, especially for you, our 2020 graduates, and your loved ones. While the ceremony that culminates graduates’ hard work and dedication will be different this year, we want you to know that your accomplishments are no less impressive.

Our campus members are strong, adaptable, and dedicated to each other and to caring for their communities. We take comfort knowing that in these uncertain times, you, our graduates, are leading us into the future. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to join together as a U community and as a nation to support our collective efforts to protect those most vulnerable to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Ruth Watkins

Daniel Reed
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michael Good
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences