Winter Conferral

Winter Grad Info      College/Department Ceremonies

Degree Conferral, December 15, 2016.

Winter graduates are invited to participate in the spring ceremony the semester prior to or immediately following graduation from CU-Boulder as there is no official Winter campus-wide ceremony.  Some departments/colleges host Winter recognition ceremonies, please click here for more information.

Applying for graduation

December graduates should inform their dean’s office of their plans and check on the specific deadlines for applying for graduation.  December graduates need to follow the same deadlines for applying for graduation as May 2017 degree candidates.  A diploma card will need to be turned in to guarantee receipt of graduation information and program listing. Graduate students will need to file according to the Graduate School deadlines.

Recognition of graduates

The names of the December graduating students will be included in a combined list in the program, and all graduating students will be recognized as a combined group during the conferral of degrees for each school and college. December graduates will be included in all college/school recognition ceremonies and receptions. The colleges/schools determine the program content of these events.

December doctoral and law candidates will be hooded during the individual departmental ceremonies in the spring. 

Important Dates for Winter Degree Conferral

  • December 12-16 –  Honors medals (non-Arts & Sciences students) will be available all week for pick up in the Registrar’s Office.  Arts and Sciences students receive their honors medals at the Honors Convocation on December 16; please see for more information.
  • December 19 (Monday) – PHD candidates can pick up their diplomas from the Registrar’s Office, Regent 105 between 9am-4pm.
  • January 6 (Friday) – PHD diplomas not picked up will be mailed to the diploma address the university has on record. If no diploma address exist, then it will be mailed to the students home address.
  • January 19, (Thursday) – Deadline to update your diploma name and address in MyCUInfo.
  • January 30 (Monday) – Official transcripts with degrees posted will be available for ordering.
  • February 21 (Tuesday) – Master’s and undergraduate diplomas will be mailed to the home address the university has on record.