Graduation

Spring 2017 Graduation Ceremony

We welcome graduates of the 2016-2017 academic year to the Spring 2017 International Affairs graduation ceremony, held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 12:00pm in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, with reception immediately following. 

three students in cap and gownFor guests: doors to the ballroom open at 11:30am, please refrain from entering the ballroom beforehand, since we are still setting up. The ceremony begins at 12:00pm. Our ceremony is one hour long. No tickets needed for the ceremony. We encourage you to consider off-campus parking and walking or taking a bus onto campus. There will be a great deal of traffic near and on-campus. If you need to park on campus, the Euclid AutoPark is the closest to the UMC building. For ADA parking, consider Lot 204 for proximity to the UMC building. Parking details here. For information on the main University of Colorado commencement ceremony, and other department recognition ceremonies, please visit this website.

For students: Arrive to the UMC no later than 11:45am. When you arrive, do the following:

  • Go to the main hallway table and write your name on an index card and keep this with you throughout the ceremony.
  • Line up in the hallway (not alphabetical).
  • You will enter together, lead by the faculty.
  • Graduate seating is in a designated area.

This is a formal commencement event and graduates are encouraged to wear cap and gown. You will not receive your official diploma in this ceremony. You will receive a placeholder, and your official diploma will be mailed to you when you have completed your degree.

For information on the main University of Colorado commencement ceremony, and other department recognition ceremonies, please visit this website.

Questions about the IAFS ceremony? Call 303-492-7295 or email iafs@colorado.edu