Media Advisory: UA Commencement to be Streamed Live

May 7, 2019

Media Advisory: UA Commencement to be Streamed Live

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona's 155th Commencement ceremony, which will feature a pre-ceremony event and fireworks at its conclusion, will be streamed live by Arizona Public Media. 

UA President Robert C. Robbins will confer about 6,700 degrees on students in the Class of 2019, including bachelor's degrees, master's/specialist degrees, doctorates, juris doctor degrees, medical degrees and doctorates in pharmacy. About 4,500 graduates and 40,000 guests are expected to attend Commencement.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Mae C. Jemison, engineer, physician, entrepreneur, educator and the first woman of color to travel into space. (Read more:


To ensure accommodations and media credentials for Commencement coverage, members of the media are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, May 8, at noon. Email Alexis Blue at with the names of those attending and a request if you would like to interview Dr. Jemison. 

Media who RSVP may pick up credentials between 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, in the media parking area (Lot 8110) across from Arizona Stadium, at the southeastern corner of East Sixth Street and North Warren Avenue. A section has been reserved for media inside the stadium, on the east sideline of the field, and a mult box will be provided. Note: Traffic will be restricted on Sixth Street beginning at 4:15 p.m. If arriving after 4:15, you can access Lot 8110 by turning south onto Martin Avenue from Sixth Street, then west on Seventh Street, then north on Warren Avenue. (See attached map.)

More Commencement information can be found online:  

Also: Follow Commencement coverage using the hashtag #BearDownLife

Researcher contact:
Alexis Blue
UA Communications
The University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, is one of the nation's top 50 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the UA is widely recognized as a student-centric university and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The UA ranked in the top 25 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading R1 institution with $687 million in research expenditures. The UA advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.