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 www.ouryear.com 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 Gershman Hall, Rm 307. To purchase with credit card/check visit Student Financial Services, Hamilton Hall, 2nd floor. For more information, email campuslife@uarts.edu  

Academic Program Award Ceremonies
Students receiving awards will be notified by their programs the first week of May 2020
School of Art - TBD
School of Critical & Professional Studies - TBD
School of Dance May 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th Floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
School of Design
*Illustration : May 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall, 401 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102
*Graphic + Industrial Design : May 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. Connelly Audtorium, 8 floor, Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
School of Film  May 11, 2020 at 12 p.m. Terra Board Room 907, Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
School of Music May 13, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th Floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
School of Theater May 13, 2020 at 12 p.m. Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th Floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107

Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
School of Music, School of Dance, School of Theater May 13, 2020 at 3 p.m., Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th Floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
School of Art, School of Critical & Professional Studies May 13, 2020 at 4 p.m., Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102
School of Design May 13, 2020 at 6 p.m., Hill-Physick House 321 S. 4th St., Philadelphia PA 19106

Rehearsal for Commencement
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9:00 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
#UArtsGrad2020

FAQs (PDF)

Questions? Please contact us at commencement@uarts.edu