2015 CU-Boulder Spring Commencement

The University of Colorado Boulder held its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at Folsom Field. Join the story.

The ceremony honored candidates for 5,927 degrees, including 4,545 bachelor’s degrees, 908 master’s degrees, 149 law degrees and 325 doctoral degrees.

Cathleen Black, a former media executive and author, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Black served as president and chairman of Hearst Magazines and was an executive with USA Today and New York magazine.

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 more than 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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Feature Articles

The commencement for the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on Friday, May 12. Due to the final exam schedule ending late on Thursday night and the campuswide ceremony beginning at 8 a.m., all departmental ceremonies will begin after 11 a.m...

Pati Hernandez’s Facebook page recently sent her a reminder about where she was two years ago — in a practicum classroom as an education student. The reminder was fitting as graduation looms and considering that classroom experience...

There’s something to be said for mapping out your future, particularly if you are about to become a college graduate.

Finishing his college experience on one of the highest possible notes — as the outstanding graduate from CU-Boulder's College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) — Justice Burnaugh is ready for some time to catch his breath. Burnaugh...

When Clare Wise joined the Colorado ski team as a freshman in 2012, the message from team leaders was simple and to the point:

From the perspective of her father, who immigrated to the United States from Liberia, West Africa, education isn't a guarantee, it’s a privilege.

Like in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, CU-Boulder ended up being just right for Matthias Malojer, 2016 outstanding graduate from the Leeds School of Business.

Connor Winter's path at the University of Colorado is nearly at an end — but he has used that path to map out a road for the future that has stirred his competitive fire and passion to new heights. Saturday, the Buffs cross country and track...

John Logan Brock doesn’t remember when he first wanted to be a medical doctor, but in kindergarten, he didn’t nap with his classmates. He used nap time to peruse human anatomy books, and to ask his teacher how old she was so he could calculate...

Yessica Canas got her first pair of glasses when she was 3, and has since wondered what it would be like to help others see the world around them more clearly. Next fall, she’ll find out when she heads to Midwestern University in Arizona to...


Running with Ralphie

Running with Ralphie is a short film by CU Video senior Connor Cassidy. This is a short portrait featuring the men and women behind the Ralphie program.

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.

Students, Jobs and Social Media

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

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