We do not have all the details arranged for the December Commencement Ceremonies as this time. We do know the ceremonies will take place between Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 16th.
To participate in the ceremony, you must wear the required cap and gown as received from the CU Barnes and Noble Bookstore. No flags or ceremonial dress will be permitted. Also, as a reminder, only the graduating student is allowed to cross the stage to receive the diploma. No additional family members or friends will be allowed to walk across the stage. Violation of these procedures will result in the student not participating in the ceremony. If you have any questions regarding graduation policy and procedures, please feel free to contact the Office of Academic Affairs.
Caps, gowns, and tassels will be available in October at CU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. We will send all graduates an email when they are ready. The bookstore will order quantities of caps and gowns in all sizes. Cost for the graduation regalia is included in the $100 graduation fee charged to each candidate. Masters candidates will need to pick up the appropriate hood as well from the bookstore. CU Barnes & Noble Bookstore business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will let you know when caps and gowns can be picked up. The bookstore can also mail your cap and gown to you!
Each graduate will be photographed with the President while on stage. Students will receive an email from the Office of Communications containing their photo to print on their own 3-4 weeks after the ceremony. Guests are permitted to move to the front of the chapel to take photographs during the ceremony. They should not interfere with University photographers and be mindful of others as they do.