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Commencement 2013

May 10, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Law commencement ceremony:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
1395 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Keynote speaker: Marlin K. Jensen, a 1970 graduate of the College of Law, will provide the keynote address at the College’s one-hundredth commencement, to be held May 10 at 10:00 a.m. in Kingsbury Hall. Jensen is currently an attorney at Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy in the firm’s Tax, Estate and Benefit Planning Group. He also has a long and varied history of community service.  Since 2012, he has been a member of the Utah Board of Regents, where he serves on the Program and Planning Committee, the Resource and Review Team for Salt Lake Community College, and as a non-voting member of the State Board of Education. He has also served as president of the Weber County school board, chair of the Utah State Liquor Control Commission and chair of the Utah State Fair board. From 1989-2012, he served as a member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and held the position of church historian from 2005 to 2012.

Jensen’s wide range of professional experiences, demonstrated history of service to the community and his faith, and commitment to higher education reflect the College of Law’s aspirations and make him uniquely suited to provide the commencement address as we celebrate the centennial of our very first graduating class, in 1913.


Reception for law graduates and guests:
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presidents Circle Lawn
Directly south of Kingsbury Hall

In the event of inclement weather alternative plans will be announced.

Graduation 2012-25 copy

Information & Deadlines:

March 8, 2013
Name on Diploma:
The name that appears in the online Campus Information System (CIS) at the end of the business day on Friday, March 8, 2013 is what will appear on the diploma and commencement program. It is the responsibility of the student to verify all name changes and spelling.

March 27 – March 30, 2013
Grad Fair / Regalia Orders:
University Main Campus Bookstore

March 27: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 28: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 29: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 30: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

U Campus Store Student Student Graduation Details

Order your regalia online: CLICK HERE

Juris Doctor and LLM candidates must order the DOCTORATE regalia package (black robe with red velvet embellishments, the law tassel & hood are a deep purple). Regalia orders are made through the Main Campus Bookstore, there will not be a bookstore representative at the law school for ordering regalia. If you are unable to attend the grad fair you can have someone order and make payment in your place.

*PILO will be offering limited quantities of rental regalia donated from previous law graduates.  Please watch for emails from PILO with additional information.

Please note that the law school does not have alternative resources for regalia if you miss the grad fair and do not rent regalia from PILO.

April 17, 2013
ADA Accommodation requests:
Anyone requiring an interpreter (ASL or foreign language) or reserved ADA seating, please contact Mary Wheeler, (801) 581-6571 or mary.wheeler@law.utah.edu by Wednesday, April 17, 2013 for proper accommodations.

There are designated ADA seating areas within the commencement venue. If someone in your party uses a walking device, wheelchair, motorized scooter, or other mobility device please contact Mary Wheeler (mary.wheeler@law.utah.edu) with the number in your party and the type of mobility device so we can plan accordingly. We will do our best to ensure that your guests will be seated as close together as possible.

Students or guests with disabilities may also give reasonable prior notice and request accommodations through the Center for Disability Services at (801) 581-5020 (voice/TDD).

April 29 – May 3, 2013
Late order pick-up for Regalia:
Main Campus Bookstore
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

During late order pickup cap and gown availability is on a first come first serve basis, all sizes and colors cannot be guaranteed. Regular prices apply (additional $10 per package or item).

May 8, 2013
Class of 2013 Graduation Dinner:
6:00 p.m. Drinks
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Millcreek Inn
5802 East Millcreek Canyon Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Tickets: $25 per person
Tickets may be purchased online: CLICK HERE
Please select a meal option: chicken, salmon or vegan beet terrine
To purchase tickets by cash or check, please contact Diana Bradley via email: diana.bradley@law.utah.edu
Tickets will not be available at the door

May 10, 2013
Law commencement ceremony:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
1395 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Reception for law graduates and guests:
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presidents Circle Lawn
Directly south of Kingsbury Hall

Detailed Information for Commencement:

Line-up of Graduates:
All graduates need to be dressed in regalia and are lined up outside Kingsbury Hall no later than 9:15 a.m. on Friday, May 10th. Please plan your arrival accordingly and take into consideration that parking is available in the stadium lot and shuttles will be running between the two locations.

Guest Seating & Tickets:
Tickets are not required to attend commencement and any interested attendees are welcome. Guest seating is available in designated sections and rows of the Kingsbury Hall auditorium. The academic processional will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Families and guests not seated prior to the 10:00 a.m. start time will have to stay in the lobby and waiting areas until after all graduates and program participants have entered the building.

Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during the commencement ceremony. Families are encouraged to drop off those who cannot walk long distances at Kingsbury Hall on President’s Circle before parking their cars. Parking for commencement is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, with shuttles dropping off at Kingsbury Hall.

A professional photographer has been authorized to photograph all graduates. Please note that candidates are under no obligation to purchase these photographs. Candidates who want to purchase pictures are requested to bring a pen or pencil to complete an information card for the photographer. Guests may take photographs as well, but will not be allowed on the floor of Kingsbury Hall during the commencement ceremony.

Diplomas are mailed to student graduates within three months of graduation. Please use the online Campus Information System (CIS) to make any corrections to your mailing address to ensure proper delivery of your diploma.


May 10, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Kingsbury Hall
1395 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States