Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences will host a spring ceremony for all graduating aerospace students. The event will feature multiple speakers and all graduates will have their name announced and be able to walk across the stage to receive their diploma cover. This event is separate from the campus-wide commencement. We are also hosting a special reception for graduates to recognize award winners and outstanding achievements.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

  • 8:30 a.m. - Campuswide Commencement, Folsom Field
  • 12 p.m. - Aerospace Spring Reception & Student Awards, AERO 120 & the AERO Lobby
    • 12-12:30 p.m. - Reception with cookies and refreshments
    • 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Undergraduate Awards Presentation
    • 1:30-2 p.m. - Break
    • 2-3 p.m. - Graduate Awards and Recognition
  • 7 p.m. - Aerospace Graduation Ceremony, CU Events Center

Graduation Regalia

Cap & gown information is available on the university Caps & Gowns page. Undergraduate students purchase their regalia from the CU Book Store either in-store or online. Master’s and Doctoral students purchase their regalia online from Jostens and it is shipped to them. The deadline for Graduate Students to order regalia online is 11:59 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, March 27.  There is not a rental regalia option for students. 

Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

There are no limits to number of guests per student.

No passes, tickets or invitations are necessary.

No, seats cannot be reserved, they are first come, first served.

Yes, the CU Events Center does adhere to the clear bag policy. The only bags allowed clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” or one-gallon (or smaller) clear plastic Ziploc/freezer bag. No other bags are permitted at all; includes backpacks, diaper bags and other similar bags. More information on the clear bag policy can be found here.

More information about parking will be available closer to the event in May.

Close-in parking and drop off locations are available for those who have difficulty walking; ADA placards are not required. Specific seating areas are already reserved for those with wheelchairs, the elderly, and guests with physical disabilities. Reservations for these areas are not required.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to hosting accessible and inclusive experiences for its diverse community members.  If you require accommodations to participate, engage, or attend the event, please contact no later than two weeks before the event.  We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill requests submitted after the deadline; however, requests received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed as it is dependent on a service provider’s availability.

Yes! Links will be posted closer to the ceremony date.

Campus-Wide Commencement FAQs can be found here.

Please reach out to if you have any questions.