Spring 2024 Convocation Ceremony

A group of four graduates pose for a phto

The College of Nursing Spring 2024 Convocation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 9 2024, at 9:00am in Centennial Hall: 1020 E University Blvd Tucson, AZ 85721.

Congratulations on your achievements in the College of Nursing! We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments with you!

Important Ceremony Details


All students who are eligible and would like to participate in this ceremony must complete the corresponding RSVP Form below before 5:00pm, Monday, March 11th.

Program RSVP Form
Dual Degree Dual Degree RSVP Form


All graduating candidates will receive eight (8) tickets for guests. Children not occupying their own seat do not require a ticket. Tickets will be available to pick up in the Office of Student and Academic Affairs approximately two weeks before the event – and at Will Call on May 9th.


One of the traditions for graduating pre-licensure students is the official college pin. Orders due by Monday, March 11th

Regalia (caps, gowns, tassels, hoods):

Proper academic regalia for the College of Nursing is identified in the table below. You may purchase all regalia at the UA Bookstore on main campus or online. To guarantee that the bookstore will not sell out of your graduation items, you must order by Monday, March 11th.

  • Important Note from the UA Bookstore: All orders are considered pre-orders and may not be fulfilled until the week of Commencement. If you have any questions about this, please contact the medical UA Bookstore at 520-626-6669.
  • For out-of-town students who order close to the deadline, if you will be in Tucson the week of Commencement and you don’t receive your order within 1-2 weeks of placing your order, please call the bookstore to change your order to in-store pick up.
  • Spring 2024 Gradfest is happening on March 12-March 14 at the UA Bookstore. This is the place to get regalia, rings, portraits, etc. More details about Gradfest can be found here.

Following are direct links to the academic regalia that is specific to your degree:

Program Shop Links
BSN and BSN-IH Regalia BSN Cap and Gown
Nursing Apricot Tassel
DNP Regalia Doctoral Gown
Doctoral Gold Tassel
Doctoral Tam
DNP Nursing Hood
PhD Regalia Doctoral Gown
Doctoral Gold Tassel
Doctoral Tam
PhD Nursing Hood

What to wear

Program BSN DNP PhD
Gown Bachelor’s Gown Doctoral Gown
(vertical stripes on front & arm)
Doctoral Gown
(vertical stripes on front & arm)
Hat Blue Mortar Board Cap Doctoral Degree Tam Doctoral Degree Tam
Hood None Doctoral Hood: Apricot Lining Doctoral Hood: Royal Blue Lining
Tassel Apricot Gold Gold


Nursing Stoles are allowed but not required. To guarantee your nursing stole is received in time for the Convocation Ceremony, please place your order by Monday, March 11th.

Student Keynote Speakers:

We are inviting you to represent your cohort as a student keynote speaker. We will be choosing one prelicensure student and one graduate student to read a 3-5 minute speech during Spring Convocation. Deadline to submit your speech will be Monday, March 11th. Please submit your speech through the following: Spring 2024 Student Keynote Speaker. See attached flyer for more information.

Official Address:

Reminder for all students: Please confirm your mailing address in UAccess is accurate to ensure you receive your diploma on time.

Live Streaming:

Will be available during the event. A link to the live stream will be available here the day of the event.

Updates about parking and ceremony tickets will be provided closer to the event date. Please reach out to con-osaa@arizona.edu if you have any questions.


9 a.m. May 9, 2024