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108th Commencement Ceremonies

Graduate Information


Commencement Ceremony

The Dixie State University 108th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 3, in Trailblazer Stadium on the DSU campus. The processional will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the ceremony will start immediately following the processional. There will be one ceremony combined with Masters, baccalaureate and associate graduates.

Graduate Line-up and Seating

Graduates will assemble with their college no later than 7:15 a.m., north of the Gardner Student Center. All participants are required to wear their 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 8:00 a.m. A detailed line-up map according to your college will be posted at the bottom of this page. There will not be a rehearsal. Your seating in Trailblazer Stadium is reserved. Graduates are to remain for the entire commencement ceremony, and must remain seated except during the awarding of degrees.

Graduate Seating Accommodation for Students and Guests with Disabilities

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

Grad Fair

All graduating students should attend the Grad Fair where they will receive their cap and gown, honors stole and cord, 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 Legend Solar Stadium).

GRAD FAIR Wednesday & Thursday., May 1 & 2; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stephen & Marcia Wade Alumni House, 684 East 500 South


You will receive five free graduation announcements. Announcements will be available for pick up at the DSU Campus Store. Graduates will be notified of the date when announcements will be available. Additional announcements may be purchased at a cost of $1.00 each. You may also pick up your five free announcements at the Grad Fair (while supplies last).

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


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 Please give at least two weeks advance notice of an address change.

Honor Graduates

Honors regalia will be available for pick-up during the Grad Fair. Spring 2019 honors graduates are recognized based on their Fall 2018 GPA. Summer graduates are not eligible for honors until 2020 Commencement. Your transcript will reflect any honors you have earned based on your final GPA at graduation. For any questions regarding your eligibility email

Dixie Awards

The Dixie Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. This event honors Dixie State University graduates for their contributions inside and outside of the classroom. Plan to attend these entertaining events. Light refreshments will be served.

College Receptions & Awards

Individual College receptions will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Please see the attached grid for location information. Join your fellow classmates for a final gathering with your professors and friends where academic awards will be presented and light refreshments will be served.

Commencement Photography

Dixie State University is offering free digital copies of student commencement ceremony photos.
Commencement Photos

Commencement Line-up Maps 2019