CALS December 2019 Graduation Convocation

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December 20, 2019 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Centennial Hall
1020 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719

Congratulations graduate! You’ve done the work, created lifelong memories, and built enduring connections. Now reflect back, look forward, and celebrate your success! On behalf of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences we're pleased to invite more than 260 bachelor, master, and doctoral students to the 2019 CALS December Graduation Convocation ceremony. We look forward to celebrating your achievements and welcoming you as the newest members of the CALS Alumni family.

CALS Graduation Convocation
Friday, December 20, 2019
9:00 am, Centennial Hall


The deadline to RSVP was Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Contact Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant ( with RSVP questions.

Guest Tickets

Each graduating student is initially allotted a maximum of 10 guest tickets.

  • Pick up #1: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 between 9 am-2 pm, Forbes Building, Room 211.
  • Pick up #2: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 between 9 am-2 pm, Forbes Building, Room 211.
  • Email Cecilia Mazon ( if you are unable to pick up your tickets at the designated pick up time.

Ceremony Check In

On the day of the ceremony, graduating students will check in from 7:30 am - 8:15 am at Centennial Hall. Starting at 8:30 am students will begin to line up for the ceremony processional. Guests do not need to check in.

Bag Policy

Centennial Hall now requires bag checks for all individuals entering the building. Review the Centennial Hall bag policy to ensure you are in compliance on the day of the ceremony.


Centennial Hall opens at 8:00 am for general guest seating.

Student Attire

Cap and gown are required; purchase these items at the UA BookStores.


The ceremony begins at 9:00 am. All graduates will have their name called, walk the stage, shake hands with college administration and have their photo taken. The Doctoral and Master's Commencement will include hooding by faculty mentors for those earning terminal degrees.

Students will have two professional photographs taken: one as they walk across the stage, a second after they exit the stage. Information on how to obtain these photographs will be shared with students at check in.

The names of all graduating students who have completed and filed for degree candidacy will be printed in the Commencement program.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours. The ceremony will end with a faculty recessional leading graduating students out of Centennial Hall.


We recommend parking at Tyndall Garage, a short walk from Centennial Hall. On-street parking is also available in the Main Gate neighborhood. Locate all parking options on the UA campus parking map.


Contact CALS Career and Academic Services for special needs accommodations or for additional questions, 520-621-3613.

Related Events

CALS Senior Speaker
Apply for the honor of speaking in front of more than 1,000 students, friends and family at the December 2019 CALS Graduation Convocation! The deadline to enter was Sunday, December 1, 2019.

CALS Senior Profile Slides
It's your time to shine and thank those who helped you succeed! Submit a graduation picture, your involvement, and a Thank You message. Slides will be displayed during the CALS Senior Sendoff and at the CALS Graduation Convocation at Centennial Hall! The deadline to submit slide info was Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Contact Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant ( with questions.

CALS Senior Sendoff
Join us on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 9-10:30 am for the CALS Senior Sendoff! The Senior Sendoff is a celebratory reception event for all graduating students. Parents/family are welcome to attend as well (max of 5, please). The deadline to RSVP was Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Contact Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant ( with RSVP questions.

Don't miss out on any of the great events and opportunities to celebrate your graduation! Download the CALS Graduation Checklist and turn your "to-do's" into "done"!

Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant