Celebrating the Class of 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

2 – 4 p.m.
Centennial Hall

1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

Convocation is a tradition celebrating the transition of students to practicing physicians as they enter into residency programs. This ceremony includes the academic procession, inspiring addresses, the hooding ceremony and oath recitation. As students partake in this time-honored event surrounded by their families, friends, faculty and staff, they reflect on their academic achievements and the challenges and opportunities awaiting them in their medical careers.


Guests should arrive one hour in advance of the ceremony to allow enough time to park, pass through a security bag checkpoint, and find their seats before the event starts.

1 p.m.
Centennial Hall doors open 

1:15 p.m.
Students check in at the east side backstage door (in Parking Lot 5075) and undergo security screening. Students will line up by house and mentor behind the screen in Centennial Hall.

2 p.m.
The processional begins 

4 p.m.
The ceremony ends 


Parking is available for $8 per car Tyndall Garage, located on Tyndall Avenue, a block west of Centennial Hall. Disabled drop-off will be allowed on University Boulevard at the flagpole just west of Old Main.

Limited disability-accessible parking is available; if you need to reserve a parking space, please contact Virginia Zazueta-Blackman at


Tickets are free and will be distributed to students before Convocation and will also be available at the Box Office on the afternoon of the event. There is no limit on how many tickets each graduate may reserve.


Seating is on a general admission basis, with elevator access and designated seating available for guests with disabilities.


Please note that only bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted inside Centennial Hall. All bags are subject to inspection upon entry.

Map and Directions


During the ceremony, a professional photographer will capture photos of each graduate as they are hooded. These complimentary photos will be available for download at no cost, and graduates will be notified when they are ready.


The convocation ceremony will be streamed live on