The University of the Arts 142nd Commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St, Philadelphia PA 19102.

2020 Commencement Events include

Portrait Sittings and Ceremony Photos by LifeTouch
Wednesday, April 15 and 22, 2020 
Schedule a portrait: Log on to with the school code 4000, or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327).
*An email will be sent to your UArts email account following your portrait sitting as well as your ceremony so you may purchase photo packages for either or both.

Ticket & Regalia Distribution Week
Monday - Friday, April 27 - May 1, 2020, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gershman Hall, 3rd floor
Students may pick up their three tickets for guests of the 2020 Commencement ceremony in the Academy of Music. 
*The number of tickets provided to each eligible graduating student is based on the amount of seats available in  the Academy of Music vs the amount of graduates walking

Commencement Cocktail
The Bellevue Hotel 
200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
TICKETS are $25 each and will be available to purchase beginning April 27th, 2020
To purchase with cash visit Campus Life located in Hamilton Hall, Rm 151. To purchase with credit card/check visit Student Financial Services, Hamilton Hall, 2nd floor. For more information, email  

Academic Program Award Ceremonies
Students receiving awards will be notified by their programs the first week of May.

College of Performing Arts/College of Critical & Professional Studies
All ceremonies for CPA are TBD in the Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall 17th floor
Brind School of Theater Arts at tbd
School of Music at tbd
School of Dance at tbd

College of Art, Media & Design 
Date: TBD

School of Film, Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall 
Core Studies, Chapel in Gershman Hall
School of Art, Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall 
Graphic Design and Industrial Design, Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall 
Illustration, Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall

Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
Date: TBD
College of Performing Arts: 3 p.m., Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th Floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
College of Art, Media, & Design/College of Critical & Professional Studies: 4 p.m., Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

Rehearsal for Commencement
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9 a.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

2020 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10 a.m.
Doors open at 9 a.m.
The Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

HD livestream viewing on campus (no ticket necessary) in Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107

Instagram @UArtsCommencement


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