The University of Utah congratulates 8,628 graduates in first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on April 30, 2020.
Local graduates included two Fairfield natives: Jaya Muehlman, whose major is listed as Environmental & Sustain Std BS and Biology HBS; and Dassan Verstrepen, whose major is listed as Games BS.
The graduating class of 2020 includes students who graduated summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020. Students in the Class of 2020 ranged in age from 18 to 69 and earned 9,280 degrees. Graduates represented 50 U.S. states and 59 foreign countries. This class is the first to graduate from the University of Utah since it was selected as a new member of the Association of American Universities-an invitiation-only, presitious group of 65 leading research institutions.