Eller Graduate Convocation


December 2020 Graduate Programs Virtual Convocation
Honoring Master's and PhD Candidates

Congratulations on your achievement! While we know 2020 has been an unprecedented year, we aim to celebrate you in the best way we are able while still adhering to CDC and University guidelines and recommendations. We are preparing various opportunities to recognize your accomplishment.

To participate, graduates must register online by midnight on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

To ensure that all aspects of Convocation go smoothly, please read the following information carefully:

Key Dates

Date and Time Event or Deadline
Wednesday, October 21 - Friday October 23, 2020 UA Bookstore GradFest
uabookstore.arizona.edu/graduation for more information
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Eller Convocation Online Registration Deadline
Register Now

Preparing for Convocation


UA Bookstore presents GradFest, with one-stop shopping for graduation needs including regalia (required for UA and Eller College ceremonies). GradFest will take place October 21-23 2020. Check uabookstore.arizona.edu/graduation for times and additional information.


If you would like purchase regalia to wear during our photo and video opportunity or to wear during our virtual ceremonies, you can do so at uabookstore.arizona.edu/graduation. When placing your order, you can select in store pick up or a ship to home option. Please allow for enough arrival time. 

Master’s candidate academic attire consists of a navy blue gown with longer sleeves, navy blue cap (to match the gown), a black tassel, and a hood. The universal business school hood color is called “drab” — a beige/khaki color. 

If you plan to attend our photo/video opportunity, you will have the opportunity to be hooded if you choose to purchase the hood.

If you do not want to purchase regalia, but still would like to participate in the photo/video opportunity, we are requiring professional business attire. 


Personalized graduation announcements are available through Jostens online at www.jostens.com. Contact individual vendors for deadlines and be sure to verify information before finalizing the order.

Online Registration

Be sure to complete the online registration as instructed above. Registration is required by November 4, 2020. 


Agenda for Eller Graduate Programs Celebrations

Graduate Photo and Video Opportunity at McClelland Hall

Sunday, November 22, 2020

On Sunday, November 22nd, you will have the opportunity to film a clip of you being recognized as a graduate at McClelland Hall! 
If you choose to participate, you'll be asked to sign up for a specific time slot where you can park in front of McClelland Hall. You'll then be able to exit your car, have your name read, walk across a graduation stage on the front steps of Eller, and have your photo taken. Your video clip will be made available for sharing during the convocation celebration week in December. If you indicate on your registration that you are interested in participating in this optional opportunity, you will receive an email in November to confirm your participation and select a time.


Department specific graduate celebrations


Each department plans to hold a virtual department-specific celebration to individually recognize their graduates. These will occur on varying dates at the end of the semester. Once there is a confirmed for theses celebrations, it will be shared. 


Eller Graduate Programs Virtual Convocation

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6pm MST

All Eller graduates are encouraged to tune in virtually to our Eller Graduate Programs Convocation on Thursday, December 17th at 6pm MST. We ask that you please complete the registration so that we are able to provide you with the virtual connection details for the event. 


For additional information, please consult with your department coordinator, or contact Jaime Odom, assistant director of special events, at jlodom@email.arizona.edu