Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 10

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,250 candidates for graduation this December. WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates on Dec. 10 during its 136th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center. The commencement exercises will begin at 1 p.m.

Unlike the university’s spring commencement, when individual convocations are held separately from the main program, WSU’s business school and six academic colleges will confer all degrees and certificates during this one inclusive ceremony. 

All graduates attending the commencement ceremony will receive a commemorative medallion in recognition of their accomplishment. The medallions will only be presented to graduates in attendance at the commencement exercise.

“Putting Students Through,” a program honoring parents, spouses and friends of graduates, will precede the ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Ogden native Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (retired), former national security advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, will deliver the keynote commencement address and will be awarded an honorary degree. The student graduate speaker will be Johanna Phelps-Hillen, of Salt Lake City, who is earning her master’s degree in English.

Guest tickets are not required for the commencement ceremonies. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ASL services will be available in seating section S at the base of portal 17. Parking on campus will be free throughout the day Dec. 10.

The commencement ceremony can be viewed by December 17 on Weber State’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/weberstateu. On December 17, DVD copies of graduation will be available for purchase for $3 at the Weber State University Bookstore.  DVDs may be pre-ordered by logging into bookstore.weber.edu and selecting the appropriate link under Featured Items.

WSU began holding winter commencement in 1996 because of the closure of the Val A. Browning Center for major renovations. In 1999, the university’s Board of Trustees decided to make the semi-annual ceremony a permanent event.

More information about commencement is available at weber.edu/commencement/.

Contact:
Marsha Richter, special project coordinator for the university
801-626-6573 • mrichter2@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu