Annual Events

Class of 2017 Convocation

Are you ready to graduate?

When: Ceremony: Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM  

Rehearsal: Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 8:00 - 9:30am

Where: Centennial Hall on Main Campus

Convocation at The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is a time of celebration for our students, their families and friends, and our faculty and staff. Convocation is a time-honored tradition that celebrates each student and serves as a commemoration of your life at the College of Medicine. Tickets to this event are required and can be picked up at the Office of Student Affairs beginning May 1st, or at the box office on the day of the event. There is no charge for tickets.

Green Initiatives

Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottles in order to cut down on waste. The University is committed to global sustainability efforts and clearly-marked recycling bins will be provided on the campus grounds during the Convocation ceremony. Following the event, please deposit unwanted plastic bottles or paper products (including programs), in these containers.

Photographs

At the ceremony a professional photographer will photograph each graduate as they are hooded. These complimentary photos will be available free of charge for graduates to download within one week of the ceremony.

Post-ceremony reception

Immediately following convocation, the graduates and guests are invited to attend the reception on the plaza in front of Centennial Hall

COM Photobackdrop

On the west side of Centennial Hall in the Womens’ Plaza is a College of Medicine photo backdrop for you and your family and friends to utilize for graduation photos.

Want to know what to expect?

Take a look at last year's Convocation to see what the ceremony was like.

  • Centennial Hall doors will open at 6:00 PM
  • Arrive one hour in advance of the ceremony to allow enough time to park and get to your event location
  • Bring your camera so you can take advantage of the College of Medicine photo booth