Graduation & Convocation

CAPLA Class of 2020 Convocation

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is excited to host two distinct Class of 2020 Convocation activities—one virtual at the end of the semester, and one in-person at Homecoming:

Virtual Convocation Showcase
CAPLA’s Virtual Convocation Showcase is a celebratory gallery of students, their work, CAPLA life, messages from faculty, welcome from the dean and more. The Showcase will include an enthusiastic social media and communications buildup. See additional details below.

In-Person Convocation | Date TBD (likely October 29/30 or November 1, 2020)
This postponed CAPLA Convocation will follow our traditional format, and be held to coincide with the postponed UA Commencement, currently scheduled for Friday, October 30, at Homecoming. CAPLA Convocation date and time are still to be determined. In-person CAPLA Convocation will include a reception and student showcase at CAPLA.


View CAPLA Convocation Showcase

More About the Virtual Convocation Showcase

CAPLA is hosting the Virtual Convocation Showcase based on responses to our recent survey to graduating students, concerns about internet connectivity and other challenges related to online events and as a way to ensure that students who cannot attend the postponed in-person Convocation can still be celebrated along with their classmates.

The CAPLA Virtual Convocation Showcase is a unique, interactive website launched on May 15, 2020 and remaining live for at least a year.

Each student has a dedicated gallery of themselves and/or their work. Friends and family may post celebratory comments to the gallery (comments are moderated by CAPLA staff).

At a minimum, each gallery includes:

  • Student name
  • Degree(s)
  • Capstone/thesis/other title, where applicable
  • Home town
  • Awards/honors, where applicable
  • Student organization leadership role

Students often also included:

  • One photo of the student plus one photo of the student's capstone/thesis or other project/work
  • A text-based bio or message
  • A quote

Additionally, the Convocation Showcase includes a gallery made of other photos provided by students from their time at CAPLA, as well as messages from class representatives, college administration, faculty and staff.

University of Arizona Commencement

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For additional information or assistance about CAPLA Convocation, please contact Simmons Buntin, marketing and communications manager, at