OGDEN – Breaking records has become a tradition for Weber State graduations, one that will continue at the university’s 153rd commencement Friday.
This year’s class will be made up of more than 5,988 graduates, with more than 3,000 students celebrating at Friday’s ceremonies.
The graduating classes of 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 were the largest on record, with 5,557 graduates and 5,772 graduates, respectively.
Commencement will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at the Dee Events Center.
The commencement speaker is Jeanne Hall, a local philanthropist and former high school counselor who worked in Ogden School District for 20 years. In her current role as the co-chair of the Alan and Jeanne Hall Foundation, she works to improve the lives of low-income families in Weber County. Hall and her husband also support Weber State’s Alan and Jeanne Hall Global Entrepreneurship Program, among many other programs and scholarships.
Tickets are not required, and there is no limit on the number of guests for each graduate. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Accommodations for those with disabilities can be arranged by contacting Becky Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is free at the Dee Events Center and at parking lots across the campus. Guests can catch a shuttle to the Dee Events Center at the W8 parking lot south of the Kimball Visual Arts Center.
After commencement, graduates and guests may attend a graduate luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building Atrium. Three complimentary tickets for the luncheon can be picked up April 25–26 at the Union Building Information Desk.
Those who are not able to attend can join the festivities from afar by visiting the live webcast at https://www.weber.edu/commencement.
Locations and times for college convocations are available at the same link.