May 10, 2021
Reminder to RSVP for UArizona Commencement
- What: The University of Arizona will hold 16 graduation ceremonies on its main campus over eight days.
- When: Ceremonies will take place at 9 a.m. or 7 p.m. May 11-18. See schedule below.
- Where: Ceremonies will take place at either Arizona Stadium or the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center. See schedule below.
- RSVP: Media who wish to attend any of the ceremonies must RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to Alexis Blue, firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive credentials.
- Livestream: All ceremonies will be livestreamed on the university's Commencement website and the UArizona YouTube page.
The University of Arizona will hold 16 scaled-back, in-person graduation ceremonies on its main campus between May 11 and May 18. More than 7,000 degrees will be conferred.
Media who wish to attend any of the ceremonies: Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to Alexis Blue, email@example.com, to receive credentials. Please specify which ceremonies you'd like to attend and include the names of each reporter and photographer attending.
Media parking and check-in will be located in Lot 8110 across from Arizona Stadium, at the southeast corner of East Sixth Street and North Warren Avenue. See map.
Last year's UArizona Commencement was held in all-virtual format due the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person ceremonies were allowed to resume this year, thanks, in part, to low COVID-19 infection numbers on campus and the widespread availability of vaccines.
However, this year's ceremonies will look different from all-university Commencement ceremonies held at Arizona Stadium in the past. The series of smaller ceremonies will have limited attendance, with each student allowed only four ticketed guests.
Masks will be required, per the university's face coverings directive, and physical distancing will be in place. In addition, all participating students will be required to test negative for COVID-19 or upload proof of full vaccination to the Campus Health website within 72 hours of the event.
There will not be a single Commencement speaker this year. Instead, pre-recorded and live remarks will be offered by multiple speakers. To learn about this year's student award winners, read the UArizona News article "Outstanding Graduates Will Be Honored for Service, Academics and Perseverance."
Ceremonies will take place at the following dates and times. Additional information can be found on the Commencement website.
Tuesday, May 11
- Honors College, 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
- James E. Rogers College of Law, 7 p.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
Wednesday, May 12
- College of Medicine – Tucson, 9 a.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
- College of Medicine – Tucson (undergraduates), Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and College of Applied Science and Technology, 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
Thursday, May 13
- Arizona Athletics (student-athletes), 9 a.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
- College of Education and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
Friday, May 14
- College of Pharmacy, 9 a.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
- College of Engineering and College of Optical Sciences, 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
Saturday, May 15
- College of Nursing, 9 a.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
- Eller College of Management, 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
Sunday, May 16
- Interdisciplinary & Biomedical Sciences (graduate students), 9 a.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
- College of Humanities, College of Fine Arts, and College of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture, 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
Monday, May 17
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (graduate students), 9 a.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
- College of Science, 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
Tuesday, May 18
- VETS Center (student veterans), 9 a.m. at Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (undergraduates), 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium
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The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top 40 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2019 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $734 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 65 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually. For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.