December Graduates

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Updated 05/04/2017

Friday, December 15, 2017
Centennial Hall

  • Event begins at 7:00 p.m. (usually lasts an hour and a half)
  • Note that UA no longer offers a university-wide commencement ceremony for December graduates. Students graduating in December are welcome to join the UA for May commencement ceremonies.

Convocation Web Form

In order to be recognized as a graduating senior at this event, all students must submit the convocation surveys by TBD. This deadline will allow students ample time to submit information and a quote to be displayed while being recognized on stage. An email will be sent via the Fall Grad Listserv when the web form is available for students to access.

To compete the online surveys once they are available, please follow the directions below. The online surveys will be available through eSMS beginning in November. Instructions will be posted here and emailed to students.

To access the surveys, please login at and click on "Convocation" at the top of the page. Select the December 2017 ceremony and follow the steps as provided. The entire process should take no more than 15 minutes.

Student Seating

  • Students MUST check-in prior to entering Centennial in order to be recognized personally, on stage, during the ceremony.
  • The Student check-in tables will be located near the east side entrance of Centennial Hall.
  • All students will sit in the student section and will be recognized individually in the order that you are seated.
  • Graduating seniors may sit near friends within their major that are also graduating in any order.

Guest Seating

  • ALL guests will need a ticket to attend the event, however tickets are FREE. Instructions on how to pick up tickets will be provided to graduates.
  • This event is open to any and all friends and family of Eller College graduating seniors.
  • The event will begin at 7:00 p.m.; however, doors of Centennial Hall and the student registration tables will open at 6:00 p.m. to allow early seating of guests.


  • Students are required to wear cap and gown and encouraged and wear any awards, such as cords for graduating from the honors college or your leadership stole from your student organization.
  • Typical guest attire is nice/casual.


  • Parking and Transportation Services provides complimentary parking for visitors attending Convocations on campus. Parking will be available in the Tyndall Garage and the Main Gate Garage on a space available basis. 
  • Please be aware that parking in the Zone 1 parking lots may be monitored until 5:00 p.m.
  • For parking on campus, please visit

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Disability Accommodations

  • The University is committed to full access to all its programs and activities. To request accommodations or ask questions regarding your processional route and seating, email or call Sherry Santee, 520.626.5490 at the Disability Resource Center. Please contact Catherine Mazzola to arrange a Sign Language interpreter or CART.


For additional information, please contact us.