There are three commencement ceremonies this spring.
The first ceremony is Friday, May 13th at 7:00 pm (EDT) in Ransdell Chapel for all Graduate (Master degree) students. Candidates for graduation need to report to the Davenport Student Commons at 6:15 pm to collect their name card and to participate in the Graduation Walk.
The second ceremony is Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 am (EDT) in Powell Gymnasium for all Bachelor of Science (BS) degree students. Candidates for graduation will need to report to Montgomery Library at 8:15 am to participate in the Graduation Walk.
The third ceremony is Saturday, May 14th at 12:00 pm (EDT) in Powell Gymnasium for all Associate of Science (AS), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree students. Candidates for graduation need to report to Montgomery Library at 11:15 am to participate in the Graduation Walk.
There is a rehearsal for both the undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13th at 3:30 pm in Powell Gymnasium. All candidates participating in the Saturday ceremonies need to attend.
Caps, gowns, and tassels can be picked up soon at CU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. 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.