Dixie State University 105th Commencement

Commencement Ceremonies

The Dixie State University Baccalaureate Graduate Commencement ceremony will begin Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in the M. Anthony Burns Arena on the DSU campus. This commencement ceremony is a non-ticketed event. Doors for audience seating will open at 8:30 a.m. Please be seated no later than 9:45 a.m.

The Dixie State University Associate Graduate Commencement ceremony will begin Friday, May 6 at 2 p.m. in the M. Anthony Burns Arena on the DSU campus. This commencement ceremony is a non-ticketed event. Doors for audience seating will open at 12:30 p.m. Please be seated no later than 1:45 p.m.

Graduate Line-up and Seating

Bachelor Graduates will assemble with their schools no later than 8:45 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 9:25 a.m. A detailed line-up map according to your school will be posted at the bottom of this page. There will not be a rehearsal. Your seating in the Burns Arena is reserved.

Associate Graduates will assemble with their schools no later than 12:45 p.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 1:25 p.m. A detailed line-up map will be posted at the bottom of this page. There will not be a rehearsal. Your seating in the Burns Arena is reserved.

Graduate Seating Accommodation for Students and Guests with Disabilities

Graduates and guests with disabilities attending Commencement can request accommodations through the Disability Resource Center at 435-652-7516 (voice). Please give us reasonable prior notice to arrange the specific accommodations you may need. Reserved seating will be available in the first three rows of section 102 for the hearing impaired. American Sign Language Interpreters will be available upon request.

Announcements

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).

Grad Fair

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).

GRAD FAIR

Tues. – Thurs., May 3, 4, and 5 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stephen & Marcia Wade Alumni House 684 East 500 South

Diplomas

Graduates will receive their diploma cover 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 6 weeks of graduation to the address indicated on your application. Graduates may change their diploma mailing address by contacting the graduation office at graduation@dixie.edu.

Honor Graduates

Honors regalia will be available for pick-up during the Grad Fair. Spring 2016 honors graduates are recognized based on their Fall 2015 GPA. Summer graduates are not eligible for honors until 2017 Commencement. Your transcript will reflect any honors you have earned based on your final GPA at graduation. Any questions regarding your eligibility email graduation@dixie.edu.

Dixie Awards Ceremony

The annual Dixie Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 5, 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.

School Receptions: TBA

Personalized Announcements

Personalized announcements can be purchased through CB Graduation Announcements at cbgrad.com. They usually ship within 3-5 business days.

Commencement Photography

DSU has contracted with Island Photography for pictures of the graduates. There is no
obligation to purchase. DSU does not benefit financially from this arrangement – it is
provided as a service to graduates and their families. Please note: for family and
friends of graduates, large block letter “D”s will be placed in the N/W and S/E corners of
the Burns Arena Concourse, and at the Fountain, for picture taking after the ceremonies.

Bachelor School Receptions

School Date Time  Location
Science and Tech No reception
Humanities May 5th 5PM-6:30 Holland Centenial Commons, Zion Room
Education No reception
Business and Communication May 5th 6PM-7PM Udvar Hazy, Atrium
Visual and performing arts May 5th 5PM-6:30PM Dolores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, Gallery
Health Science No Reception

Commencement Line-up 2016

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