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Spring 2022 Convocation

Information for Spring 2022 Graduates

Spring 2022 SOE Convocation
Saturday, May 14, 2022
University Arena (better known to you as “The Pit”)
2:30 pm start time

February 28, 2022

Dear School of Engineering Graduate:

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School, I congratulate you on your upcoming graduation. Receiving a degree in engineering or computer science is an especially amazing accomplishment that you and your family should be extremely proud of.

Because graduation is one of those milestone events in students’ lives, walking across a stage to receive a hard-earned degree is an important and emotional ritual for many. Although the pandemic for the last couple of years has impacted our ability to hold in-person gatherings. we are pleased to announce that the Spring 2022 UNM and School of Engineering ceremonies will be held in person once again!

This semester, there are two important events to celebrate your commencement, and I encourage you to attend both, along with your family and friends.

The first is The University of New Mexico’s Spring 2022 Commencement Program, which will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 9 a.m. in University Arena (better known to you as “The Pit”) for all Class of 2022 students. UNM President Garnett S. Stokes will preside over the ceremony, which I expect to be well-attended by faculty, staff and students, all of whom will be in academic regalia (i.e., cap and gown). At this event, the president will officially confer your degree upon you. To participate, please fill out the student sign-up form at Other details about UNM Commencement are also available at this site.

The second event is the School of Engineering Spring 2022 Convocation. This will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. in University Arena. The Convocation is the School’s own ceremony specifically to honor you, in the presence of your family and friends. The highlight of this event is the recognition of each School of Engineering graduate individually on stage, where you will be congratulated by your department faculty and staff, your dean and the Convocation’s honored guests. Graduate students will be met on the stage by their faculty thesis/dissertation advisor for the traditional “hooding” ceremony. This ceremony will be only for Spring 2022 School of Engineering graduates.

If you plan to attend the School of Engineering Convocation, please report to the Pit between 1:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. in order to receive your data information card and line up for the procession. Look for signs pointing you to the student check-in area. All students and guests may enter the Pit only through the northeast doors.

Although cap and gown is the appropriate dress for graduates, “civilian” dress is also acceptable. Caps and gowns can be obtained from the UNM Bookstore. If you wish to send formal announcements to your family and friends, you can purchase them at the bookstore as well. The UNM Bookstore is having a graduation fair on March 23-25. I encourage you to attend to shop for your regalia, announcements, diploma frames, on-site graduation portraits, special offers and more.

Wheelchair access to the Pit is available. If you need special accommodations such as an interpreter for yourself or your guests or wheelchair access, please contact April Davidson at (505) 277-1421 prior to May 2, 2022.

Of course, as we have seen the last couple of years during the course of this pandemic, conditions can change rapidly. We will be following all of the current health guidance from the state of New Mexico at the time of the event. 

I strongly encourage you to stay in touch with our School, your former professors and fellow Lobos and to keep us informed on the numerous future achievements in your careers. We will always take extraordinary pride in your accomplishments.

On behalf of the School of Engineering faculty and staff, I congratulate you once more and I hope to see you at both the UNM Spring 2022 Commencement Program and the School of Engineering Spring 2022 Convocation.

Christos Christodoulou
Dean and Distinguished Professor