Spring Pre-Commencement Information


On behalf of the College of Humanities, Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is pleased to invite you and your guests to the Spring 2018 Pre-Commencement ceremony which are held to honor each prospective BA, MA and PhD degree recipient in attendance. We look forward to celebrating your success and presenting you with a medallion from the College of Humanities. We will also recognize the College’s Outstanding Senior and invite you and your guests to join us for refreshments in the Diamond Atrium.

Our College Spring 2018 Ceremonies have been scheduled for:

Hooding Ceremony for MAs and PhDs

Thursday, May 10th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom.
RSVP online by Friday, April 27th.
There is no charge for this ceremony and tickets are not required.
The procession will begin at 2:00pm.
Please arrive by 1:30pm at the latest.
Cap, gown, and hood are required.

Bachelor of Arts Ceremony

Friday, May 11th
9:00am - 11:00am
Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom (North entrance).
RSVP online by Friday, April 27th. 
There is no charge for this ceremony and tickets are not required.
There is no procession at this ceremony.
Please arrive by 8:30am at the latest.
Cap and gown are required.

Due to limited seating, each graduate may bring up to eight guests to the ceremony.

RSVP Online

RSVPs are closed for Spring, 2018.


We would recommend that you and your guests arrive at the same time and then proceed to the designated seating in the Ballroom. While there are not assigned seats for graduates, there is specified seating for guests, faculty and students.


Unfortunately the College of Humanities is not able to make parking arrangements for this event due to the large number of campus activities taking place this day. We therefore ask that you please keep in mind that parking spaces fill up quickly and it will be important to acquaint yourself with the University’s many parking facilities. For more information, please visit Parking and Transportation at www.parking.arizona.edu.

Helpful Website Links

The College of Humanities Pre-Commencement ceremonies do not replace the University-wide ceremony. Information about the UA Commencement Ceremonies can be found here: http://commencement.arizona.edu/ceremonies

Student Union Memorial Center Map (3rd level, Grand Ballroom):

UA Bookstore:


If you have further questions, please contact TJ Hill at 520-621-3139 or at TJHill@email.arizona.edu

We look forward to celebrating with you at our College of Humanities Pre-Commencement Ceremonies!