Utah Tech University honors graduates at 112th Commencement Ceremony

By Jake Harber

Utah Tech University recently celebrated the achievements of 2,804 degree candidates at the University’s 112th Commencement Ceremony, welcoming the largest number of participants the University has seen.

Students take part in long-standing traditions like touching the bison as the processional begins. Photo courtesy of Utah Tech University


During the ceremony, held on May 5th in the Greater Zion Stadium on Utah Tech’s campus, the University honored the Class of 2023, with 44% earning a bachelor’s degree, 36% earning an associate degree, 18% earning a certificate and 2% earning a master’s degree. Candidates ranged from ages 16 to 65.

Utah Tech University President Richard "Biff" Williams hands graduates their diplomas. Photo courtesy of Utah Tech University

The featured speaker at the event was Khosrow B. Semnani, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Salt Lake City. The Semnani Family Foundation recently launched a new initiative called One Kind Act a Day in order to promote kindness worldwide.

Following the ceremony, a firework show was put on to celebrate the new graduates. Photo courtesy of Utah Tech University


Utah Tech’s Class of 2023 includes students from 42 states and territories and 19 total countries. Of the graduates, 37% were male and 63% were female.

Congratulations, Utah Tech University Class of 2023!

For more information about Utah Tech University, please visit our webpage at utahtech.edu.