CALS Graduation Convocation

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December 15, 2018 9:00 am to 10:30 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 240 bachelor, master, and doctoral students to the 2018 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
Saturday, December 15, 2018
9:00 am, Centennial Hall

Join us on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 3:30 - 5 pm 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 4, please). RSVP by December 10, 2018. 

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

RSVP deadline was Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Guest Tickets

Each graduating student is initially allotted a maximum of 10 guest tickets. Students can pick up their guest tickets on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 between 9 am – 2 pm in the Forbes building, room 211. If there are any tickets remaining, a second guest ticket pick up will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 between 9 am - Noon. Email Cecilia Mazon if you are unable to pick up your tickets during 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.


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.


Cecilia Mazon