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Utah State University 133rd Commencement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State University has canceled its 133rd commencement ceremony in Logan and all graduation events at its statewide campuses this spring. The university has again postponed all commencement-related ceremonies that had been rescheduled for this August and September.

As the public health situation has continued to unfold, USU has determined it would be difficult to host the number of people who traditionally attend a commencement ceremony and maintain safety protocols for social distancing and avoiding mass gatherings. Such a gathering could have many impacts on our local community.

Though specific details about that celebration and its timing remain unclear given the many questions surrounding the pandemic, the university will revisit plans for an in-person event as the risk of COVID-19 decreases more significantly. At that time, more information will be provided to the class of 2020. Please email commencement2020@usu.edu with any questions regarding commencement.

General Information for All Students

Diplomas and Diploma Covers

Summer and fall 2019 graduates have previously received their diplomas in the mail. The university will be sending them a diploma cover.

Diplomas and diploma covers will be mailed to spring 2020 graduates. These will be mailed to the address provided on the graduation packet. All 2019-20 graduates should make sure that their address in Banner is correct. If it is not, students can update the address in Banner and then inform the Registrar’s Office via email at registrar@usu.edu. Diplomas and covers will be mailed mid-July. Please watch for this package.

Summer Graduates – students who complete their degree requirements and have applied for graduation for the summer semester are part of the next graduating class (e.g. someone completing summer 2020 will be part of the class of 2020-21). They may be permitted to “walk” early in the preceding Commencement but are not included in that graduating class for official records, commendations, etc.

Fall Graduates - students who complete their degree requirements and have applied for graduation for the fall semester are part of the next graduating class (e.g. someone completing fall 2020 will be part of the class of 2020-21). They may be permitted to “walk” early in the preceding Commencement but are not included in that graduating class for official records, commendations, etc.

Spring Graduates – students who complete their degree requirements and have applied for graduation for the spring semester are part of that year’s graduating class (e.g. someone completing spring 2021 will be part of the class of 2020-21). They should plan to participate in the spring Commencement that corresponds with their graduation term.


Questions:

Questions regarding your diploma should be sent to registrar@usu.edu.
Questions regarding Commencement Ceremonies and Celebrations (including the graduation boxes sent to the class of 2019-2020) should be sent to commencement2020@usu.edu.


Candidates for Bachelor's/Associate Degrees

To participate in commencement, a student must file an Application for Graduation with the Registrar's office (TSC 246) one semester prior to the semester of the intended graduation date, and be a graduate (or anticipated graduate) of Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020 terms. The application process must be completed. Students can obtain and complete the Request for Application for Graduation in the Registrar's office or apply online at www.usu.edu/registrar/graduation/apply-online.cfm.
Academic dress is required.


Candidates for Master's and Doctoral Degrees

Candidates for master's and doctoral degrees should already have completed all paperwork for the appropriate degree. Depending on whether a student is on Plan A, B, C, or a doctoral candidate, varying processes and paperwork exist which signal program completion and qualification for commencement participation. Students should visit the Graduate School website for Commencement Deadlines https://gradschool.usu.edu/commencement/. This will help identify the deadlines and necessary steps required for students to participate in commencement and have their name appear in the printed commencement program. Students should also visit the Semester Deadlines https://gradschool.usu.edu/degree-completion/ to identify the deadlines and necessary steps required for degree completion and have their degree posted to their transcript. If further clarification is required, please email gradcommencement@usu.edu.


Academic Regalia

The Campus Store is no longer accepting orders for caps and gowns as a result of the cancellation of Commencement ceremonies that were rescheduled for August 28-29. However, accessories such as tassels, sashes, and diploma frames will still be available for purchase in store and online. If you previously ordered your regalia from the Campus Store, click here for details about cancellations/alterations.

If you have questions about returning your graduation regalia, please contact the Campus Store with your order number and/or receipt.


Tassel Colors

Integrated Studies Bachelor's Degrees and Associate Degrees

black

Black: Integrated Studies Bachelor's Degrees and Associate Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

maize

Maize: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

brown

Brown: Caine College of the Arts

drab

Drab: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

light blue

Light Blue: Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

orange

Orange: College of Engineering

white

White: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

russet

Russet: S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

yellow gold

Yellow-Gold: College of Science

School of Graduate Studies

black

Black: School of Graduate Studies

College Representatives

For more information contact the following representatives: