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2023 Graduation & Commencement

Are you close to graduating? Congratulations! Here's what you need to know to ensure a smooth graduation and commencement process.

Commencement is Friday, April 7th at 10 AM at the Tabernacle on Temple Square

You can view the livestream by clicking here on the day of the event.



  • Review your Degree Audit to make sure it’s complete. Contact  Student Success Advising  with any questions.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, unless otherwise required.
  • Have a current ecclesiastical endorsement.
  • Have no holds or past due financial balances with Ensign College.
  • Pay the Graduation Fee
  • Complete the Graduation Survey


You can apply for graduation in the semester you intend to complete your program. For example, if you wish to graduate at the end of winter semester, you can apply when winter registration opens. The application must be submitted by the appropriate deadline:

Completing Program Graduation Application Deadline
Fall 2022 Semester November 14, 2022
Winter 2023 Semester March 7, 2023
Spring 2023 Semester June 19, 2023
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1. Apply for graduation through MyEnsign
  • Once in MyEnsign, go to Self-Service > Degree Progress/Graduation > Apply for Graduation.
2. Complete the Graduation Survey.

3. Pay $15 graduation fee through the Cashier’s Office (801-524-8153).


Your graduation application is reviewed by the Registrar’s Office. If you are missing any requirements or do not qualify for graduation, you will be contacted through email within a few weeks of the application deadline.

Please check your Ensign College email for updates.


Diplomas are available once requirements and grades are officially verified, usually 4-6 weeks after final grades are posted.

  • An electronic version of your diploma will be sent to your assigned Ensign College email address.
  • A paper copy is then sent to the address listed with Ensign College within 7-10 business days of the electronic version becoming available. (Timing may vary for international mailing.)
  • Your full legal name (middle name included) is printed on the diploma.
  • A diploma reprint (which includes both an electronic and paper version) is $10 and can be requested using the  Diploma Reprint Request Form . A paper copy will then be sent to the address listed on MyEnsign.
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Graduate with Honors

You qualify for graduating with Honors if your cumulative GPA is 3.70 or higher. If you meet this GPA requirement, be sure to include an Honors tassel when you order your cap and gown.

For more information please refer to the "Graduation Honors" section of our Graduation Policy .


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

  • Graduation Applications – See ‘When to Apply’ section above.
  • Graduation Fair – January 24 - 25, 2023 in the Commons.
  • Cap and Gown pickup – Through April 6 in the Student Success Center
  • Award Ceremony – April 6, 2023.
  • Graduation Celebration – April 6, 2023; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Summit
  • Commencement Graduate Check-in – Friday, April 7th, 8:30 a.m. at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.
  • Commencement Ceremony – Friday, April 7th, 10:00 a.m. at the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
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January 23 - 24, Commons / MPR

  • Students may attend between 9:00am – 11:00am, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, or 5:00pm – 6:30pm in the Commons on both days.
  • Cap, gown, and tassel are required for walking at Commencement (April 7, 2023), and are available for purchase at the Grad Fair. Honor Cords will be available for purchase on campus.
  • Order your cap and gown from now until Feb. 17, 2023, for guaranteed delivery. They will be available for pick up on the 9th floor from March 27 – Apr 6, 2023.
  • After Feb. 17, there is a $15.99 shipping fee.
  • Also, be sure to apply for graduation.
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Ensign College will be offering career resources and mentoring through Career and Internship Services. Ensign College memorabilia will also be available for purchase. Please note that cap and gown may only be purchased online .
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Graduation Celebration
Graduation Celebration - April 6, 2023 6-9 p.m., 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.
  • Nacho bar
  • Italian sodas
  • Good music
  • 360 photo booth
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Friday, April 7, 10 a.m., Tabernacle on Temple Square

Speaker – Elder James W. McConkie III, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Broadcast – The Commencement ceremony will be live streamed in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. You can view the livestream by clicking here on the day of the event

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 to help us maintain a reverent atmosphere inside the Tabernacle.

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 7, 8:30 a.m., Assembly Hall on Temple Square

There will be signs letting you know where to go when you arrive. Please attend in Sunday attire. All students need to be Honor Code compliant (Men: Clean-shaven, short hair. Women: Modest dress.) 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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