Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 14

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,275 candidates for graduation this December. WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates on Dec. 14 during its 130th 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. 

“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.

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.

 Scott Marquardt, president and chief executive officer of Management & Training Corporation, who has served as a member of the WSU Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote commencement address and will be awarded an honorary degree. The student graduate speaker will be Danielle Nicole Smith, of Clinton, Utah, who is earning her a bachelor’s degree in English.

 The program will be rebroadcast on UEN-TV (Channel 9) Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.  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. 14.
More information about commencement is available at

Marsha Richter, special project coordinator for the university
801-626-6573 ·
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 •