The University of Colorado Boulder held its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field. The ceremony honored candidates for 6,084 degrees, including 4,687 bachelor’s degrees, 903 master’s degrees, 171 law degrees and 494 doctoral degrees.
Dame Julie Andrews, the commencement speaker, is the winner of numerous prestigious awards throughout her career, including Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammys for her iconic performances. She was invested as a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001. Her career spans over 60 years and includes her enormous success as a best-selling children’s author of more than 27 books. Andrews is well known for her advocacy of the arts and education, and also has spent a great deal of time devoted to philanthropic endeavors.
The new CU-Boulder graduates join more than 250,000 CU alumni out in the world making a difference as entrepreneurs, educators, groundbreaking researchers, artists, musicians, civic leaders, climatologists, astronauts and doctors -- to name a few.
For nearly 135 years CU-Boulder has been attracting superb faculty, staff and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music and many other disciplines.
We invite you to learn more about the Class of 2013 through our in-depth profiles of some of our graduates.