2017 Evening MPA Graduates
The graduation application is due two semesters before graduation and no earlier than one year before graduation.
Deadlines for Graduation Application:
Spring: submit application for MPA by October 1, for the Registrar by November 1
Other Important Information:
Diplomas are mailed after the end of the semester in which the work was completed and the appropriate paperwork has been processed. A diploma will be mailed within 90 days to the last address the University of Utah has for the student. If you would like to verify or change your address (and we strongly encourage you to do so), please go to secured student access of student information systems at https://gate.acs.utah.edu/ or call the registrars office at 801-581-5808.
Commencement and convocation ceremonies are only held in the Spring, usually in May. If a student is within a year of graduation they may walk in the convocation ceremony. Students do not need to do anything to walk, other than purchase regalia and attend graduation. Students who are not officially graduated will not necessarily appear in the graduation program, but are welcome to walk.
Regalia: To order graduation regalia, please contact the bookstore in January to find out
when they will be processing orders. Visit the University of Utah Bookstore website or call them at 801-581-6326.
Convocation: The MPA Program will host a celebration before convocation. The breakfast is open to graduates and their family or friends, and is a great photo opportunity with classmates.
The College of Social and Behavioral Science will host a convocation each year.
The University of Utah MPA Program gives each of its graduates a Challenge Coin. This graduation gift is symbolic in the sense that MPA graduates will carry or display it proudly as they represent the MPA Program in the field.