2013 CU-Boulder Spring Commencement

The University of Colorado Boulder held its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at Folsom Field. Join the story.

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 gave the commencement address. Andrews 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.

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At the close of the 2013 spring semester, University of Colorado Boulder campus leadership began deliberations regarding changes to the academic calendar, with the goal of reinstating reading days before fall and spring final exams. The request...

Armed with a master’s degree and a doctorate from CU-Boulder, Subini Annamma will head to Indiana University at Indianapolis after graduation.

In February 2013, the University of Colorado Boulder Army ROTC program was honored with a MacArthur Award, recognizing the Golden Buffalo Battalion as one of the top eight ROTC units in the nation.

Veronica Lamas, a first-generation college student graduating from CU-Boulder May 10, is set to begin working with the Boulder County History Project.

In fall 2012, Matthew Greenwald presented his "Paperless Pilot" idea to ENVD faculty, and now as he is set to graduate, his idea is gaining momentum.

As early as her second semester at CU-Boulder, Savannah Sellers began to forge her career, not only by being accepted into the journalism program but also by seeking out practical experiences at...

Every student faces challenges during college, but not everyone knows where they can get help. For CU-Boulder senior Emmie Matsuno, this was a challenge to construct a resource that fit the needs of students searching for some advice.

When Daniel Leonard graduates in May with double majors in theatre performance and English with an emphasis in creative writing, he’ll wrap up four years...

When it comes to social responsibility, Emily Booth is getting down to business.

It’s been a busy four years for Natasha Goss, who will graduate summa cum laude May 10 with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder.


Value of a CU degree tops other schools

When it comes to landing “good paying” jobs and receiving a high return on investment, University of Colorado Boulder graduates are in good shape nationally, according to two recent reports.

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With most recruiters using social media, focusing on a professional online presence is crucial for students entering the job market.

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