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Spring Graduation Events

Updated Friday, October 31, 2014

Please read below for detailed information about graduation events:

Eller College Graduation Convocation

Friday, May 15, 2015
McKale Memorial Center

  • Convocation begins at 2:00 P.M.
  • Graduate check-in begins at 1:00 P.M.

Convocation Web Form

In order to be recognized as a graduating senior at this event, all students must use the Convocation Form.

The Convocation Form is available from Friday, March 13, 2015 to Monday, April 20, 2015. This allows students an ample time period to submit information and a quote to be displayed while being recognized on stage. An email will be sent via the Spring Grad Listserv when the web form is available for students to access.

To compete the on-line college survey and Convocation Form, please follow these directions.

  • Go to the Undergraduate Programs home page
  • Click on the "eSMS ADVISING APPOINTMENT" box (you do not need to schedule an appointment to complete this process) or click here
  • Log in using your student id and pin # and click LOGIN
  • When you get to the Undergraduate Scheduling System, there should be a tab at the top titled "CONVOCATION". Click here.
  • Follow the instructions from this point to submit your information. To complete this web form, you will be asked to complete an on-line senior survey as well.
  • Please submit your information by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2015.

Student Seating

  • Check-In will begin at 1:00 P.M.
  • Graduates most check-in before 1:45 P.M.
  • Time of event is 2:00 P.M.
  • Students MUST register prior to entering McKale in order to be recognized personally, on stage, during the ceremony.
  • All students will sit in the student section on the floor of McKale and will be recognized individually in the order that you are seated.
  • Graduating seniors will process into McKale center, organized by major.

Guest Seating

  • Guests DO NOT need to purchase tickets to attend.
  • This event is open to any and all friends and family of Eller College graduating seniors.
  • The doors to McKale will open one hour prior to start time to allow early seating of guests.


  • Students are encouraged to dress professionally and wear any awards, such as cords for Beta Gamma Sigma or honors college or your leadership stole from your student organization. Students can also wear a cap and tassel if they would like, but please no gowns.
  • Typical guest attire is nice/casual.


  • Parking will be available to students, guests and visitors in visitor parking garages free of charge on a space available basis. We recommend that attendees of the Eller Convocation park in Cherry Ave and Sixth Street garages.

Eller Ambassadors' Flowers

Disability Accommodations

  • The University is committed to full access to all its programs and activities.

    To request accommodations or ask questions regarding 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.

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University-wide Commencement Ceremony

Commencement will be Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:30pm in Arizona Stadium

This event is also open to anyone to attend. No tickets are required for guests, but an RSVP for a headcount is requested.

Go to and click the link that says RSVP for undergraduate ceremony.

Login in with your UA NetId and password and you will access the form that asks if the student will be attending, the college from which they will be graduating and the number of guests (not including the student) who will attend the Stadium ceremony on Friday evening.

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements, you can purchase announcements at The University of Arizona Bookstore or at Fast Copy in the Student Union.

More information about Commencement is posted at:

Diplomas are not distributed at the event since undergraduates will be recognized by colleges rather than individually. Diplomas are typically mailed a few weeks after final grades are verified to your permanent address, which you can check on student link under personal information.

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For additional information, please contact us.