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The Engineering Recognition Ceremony, held twice a year in May and December, celebrates the imminent graduation of College of Engineering and Applied Science bachelor's, master's, and doctoral students. At the Engineering Recognition Ceremony, graduates are recognized individually by name and take the traditional walk across the stage to receive their diploma cover.
Graduating students are invited to participate in either one or both graduation events. The information below pertains to the Engineering Recognition Ceremony only. For information regarding University Commencement, click here.
Time: Students should report to the Eaton Humanities living room/student lounge at the appointed time (TBD; please watch this page for updates). When you arrive at the Eaton Humanities living room/student lounge, pick up your preprinted name card. You will give this to the reader on stage during the ceremony. Our staff will line you up by academic degree program for the processional to Macky Auditorium. Do not leave any personal items in the Eaton Humanities building.
Place: Macky Auditorium
Dress: BS and MS candidates are encouraged to wear a cap and gown; however, you may wear business attire if you wish. Undergraduates wearing regalia should have their tassel on the right; all graduate students should wear their tassel on the left. PhD candidates MUST be in academic regalia; please carry your hood, do not wear it. Information about purchase or rental of academic regalia may be found on the University Commencement web site.
Processional: The processional will begin with the PhD candidates, then the Master's and Bachelor's candidates. Please remain standing until the platform party is on stage.
Family and friends should use the center south (main) entrance of Macky Auditorium. No tickets are required.
Only degree candidates will be allowed on the platform during the ceremony. Family and friends are not to accompany degree candidates.
PhD candidates will be hooded by their advisors. Your advisor should line up in front and sit next to you. At the top of the stage steps, hand your card to the reader and then stop at the mark on the stage (before reaching the Associate Dean). As your name is read, your advisor will hood you.
Master's and Bachelor's candidates will be directed by an usher to form a line to the stage. When you reach the stage stairs, follow the directions of the usher and the staff at the stage; proceed up the steps and hand your card to the reader. Cross the stage as your name is read and then return to your seat as directed by the ushers.
A professional photographer will be present. The photographer will contact you directly about purchasing these optional photographs. To assist the photographer, please do not fold your name card.
To request a sign language interpreter, please call 303-492-5071 by November 30.
This Recognition Ceremony will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Please remain in your seat until all the graduates have been recognized and until the platform party has exited the stage.
Contact the Dean's Office if you have any questions at 303-492-5071.
Need a gift for your CU Engineering grad? Consider buying a CU College of Engineering and Applied Science diploma frame, t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, or car decal from the CU Book Store. A portion of the profits are returned to the college.