Graduation and Convocation

Graduation &

College of Science
Fall 2024 Convocation

Date: To be announced soon.
Ceremony: TBA
Doors Open: TBA
Location: TBA

Graduation and Convocation

Fall 2024 Graduation Ceremony

We will release information for the Fall 2024 Convocation Ceremony soon.

Applying for Graduation or Filing for Degree Candidacy

Important: For undergraduate students, graduation from the University of Arizona requires a degree audit (also known as a degree check) in order to award a diploma, and there is a $50 candidacy fee involved. Students are strongly urged to begin this process and file for degree candidacy before registering for the last semester of course work, but not more than 1 year before the planned graduation date. Visit the UA Office of the Registrar website for more information.

  • Students graduating in December (fall) or January (winter) must file for degree candidacy by September 1st.
  • Students graduating in May (spring) for August (summer) must file for degree candidacy by February 1st. 

To file for degree candidacy, students in the College of Science must begin the process with their major advisor. MATH majors should email the Math Center to get started with their degree candidacy process at

Late fees of $50 will also apply to students who file after the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a moment to thoroughly review the Frequently Asked Questions section below. If you still have questions, please contact us at

Details for the College of Science Fall 2024 Convocation ceremony will be announced soon.

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Applied Physics, Astronomy, Audiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Geosciences, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Natural Science for Teachers, Neuroscience & Cognitive Science, Physics, Planetary Sciences, Psychological Science, Psychology, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Statistics & Data Science and other GIDP degrees as well.

Instructions on how to RSVP for the College of Science 2024 Fall Ceremony will be sent in an email invitation in October to all students who have applied for graduation through UAccess. Please speak with your academic advisor if you have questions.

Yes, you may still participate, but you will not have a personalized slide as you cross the stage and may not have your name listed in the event program.

The University of Arizona hosts a Commencement ceremony during the spring semester inside the football stadium. Visit the Commencement web page for specific details at

To be announced soon.

All graduates will be ushered to sit with their departments on the floor of the Arena. If you have a double major, you are welcome to sit with either department you choose.

All guests sit in the stands.

You will be seated with your department. An usher will signal your department to line up at the right of the stage. Undergraduates will line up first, followed by Master's students, then by PhD's. You will hand your card to the person wearing the headphones at the top of the ramp leading to the stage. They will hand it back to you, and then you move forward and hand it to the name reader. Don't worry - it's very easy and goes very fast once you see it done the first time.

To be announced soon.

To be announced soon.

We encourage you to wear cap and gown, but you can also wear business dress. Graduation regalia (undergrad & grad students) is available for sale through the UA Bookstore. On the UA Bookstore website, under the Graduation tab (top of the page) you can select either undergrad or graduate cap & gowns to order your graduation attire.

To be announced soon once the location is finalized.

We reserve seats near the stage for mentors. When your department is called, your mentor will follow you onto the stage and hood you. Graduate students being hooded must wear their cap & gown. Please send your mentor to this website if they have questions.

When you RSVP, you will indicate if you want to be contacted by the photographer or you can go to to review/order your prints.

To be announced soon.

Yes, the ceremony will be livestreamed. The ceremony recording will reside on YouTube and this webpage.

On average, the College of Science recognizes approx. 300 students on stage during the Fall Convocation. The ceremony runs between 1.5-2 hours. Students and guests are expected to stay for the duration of the ceremony to fully honor every graduate.

The stage for the College of Science Convocation is wheelchair accessible.

Parking & Access

The university is committed to creating an inclusive and universal experience for commencement and convocation ceremonies. Please review the information for Commencement - Disability Access for Students and Guests in addition to the Commencement's Parking and Access information. 

Wheelchair Rentals

Please contact the following company to discuss options for wheelchair rentals.