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Planning on participating in Commencement? Get all the details to get prepared here.
Ensign College 2022 Commencement Student walking stage in cap and gown
Graduation vs. Commencement
Graduation is the completion of all requirements for your certificate or degree as recorded on your official transcript. All students must apply for graduation ($15) in order to receive a diploma from Ensign College. You can learn more about graduation here.

Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of your degree or certificate. Graduates who choose to participate in commencement are recognized with family and friends in a special ceremony at the Tabernacle on Temple Square.

There is no cost to participate in Commencement, however, you must have a cap and gown (either purchased, rented, or borrowed from friends/family) to walk at the event. Diplomas are not given during live Commencement exercises--a diploma cover is given with the diploma mailed out to all graduates at a later date.


Here are the dates to know for graduation, commencement, and end-of-semester celebrations!

  • Graduation Application Deadline – March 11, 2024
  • Cap & Gown Pickup: April 1-10 in the Student Success Center (9th floor)
  • Graduation Celebration - Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Summit
  • Commencement Graduate Check-in – Thursday, April 11, 8:30 a.m.
  • Commencement Ceremony – Thursday, April 11, 10:00 a.m.

Order Your Cap and Gown

Cap, gown, and tassel are required for walking at Commencement (April 11, 2024), and are available for purchase online now. Be sure to purchase the complete package that includes a cap, a gown, and a 2024 tassel. If you already have one or more of these items, only purchase what you need.

If you order by February 16, 2024, your cap and gown will be delivered to campus. They will be available for pickup April 1-10 in the Student Success Center (9th floor). At the time of pickup, if you have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, you can purchase a yellow honor cord.

After Feb. 16, there is a $15.99 shipping fee, and the items will be shipped to your home.

women holding balloons and glittered sunglasses
Graduation Celebration
Wednesday, April 10
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Summit

You made it! It's time to celebrate!

Everyone is invited to come celebrate with this year's graduates. Semi-formal dress is encouraged.
  • Food!
  • Music!
  • Fun!
commencement walk of graduates
Thursday, April 11, 10 a.m.

Speaker –  Elder Gary E. Stevenson

Broadcast – The Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Schedule - Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for guests. Please plan on being in your seat by 9:30 a.m. Please do not bring balloons or food inside.

Accommodations – Headsets will be available in Spanish and Portuguese. If you or your guests need additional accommodations, please contact Grayson Layton at .

Parking – Parking is available at Ensign College and City Creek.

Graduate Check-in - April 11, 8:30 a.m.
There will be signs letting you know where to go when you arrive. Please attend in Sunday attire. All students need to comply with CES Dress and Grooming Expectations (all - modest attire; men - clean-shaven, short hair). Please do not bring coats, bags, purses, balloons, or any personal items. Honor Cords are the only decoration allowed to be worn with your commencement gown.

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