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Leeds Undergraduate Ceremony

The Leeds Undergraduate Ceremony will either be on May 11th or 12th.
Official dates and times will be posted soon.

You will walk across the stage and have your name announced during this ceremony. 

Ceremony Length: Approximately 2 hours

Out of respect for your classmates please plan to stay for the full 2-hour ceremony.

Join us after the ceremony for a reception at the Koelbel and Rustandy Building to celebrate your achievements! 

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Join the Leeds School of Business for a ceremony to celebrate and recognize our undergraduate students and their outstanding achievements.

Congratulations to all our graduating students who have worked so hard during their time at Leeds. We look forward to celebrating with you.

As you plan to celebrate graduation with family and friends, remember to make dinner, hotel and flight reservations as soon as possible. With many students graduating at the same time, it can be difficult to find available local venues closer to graduation.

Main campus holds a commencement ceremony for all campus graduates. This is scheduled for Thursday, May 11 at 8:30 am in Folsom Field. Visit the university commencement page for more information on the Campus ceremony.

Undergraduate students may purchase regalia from the CU Book Store either in-store or online.  Shop the full selection of inventory in-store during CU Book Store hours

  • Be sure to plan ahead in ordering so you have an opportunity to decorate your mortarboard and take celebratory photos. 
  • The university commencement ceremony is an academic ceremony and all participants are required to wear traditional CU academic regalia.
  • The cost to purchase the regalia set, which includes the gown, cap, and degree tassel, is $34.99 (plus tax). Pricing is subject to change.
  • Other souvenir regalia items, diploma frames, announcements, college rings, or grad gifts are available for purchase.
  • For more information on Academic Dress, visit the Spring Grad Information page.

The Alumni Association’s Buffalo Legacy program honors students, parents and grandparents who share the bond of being Buffs. To find out more click here.

When you reflect back on the past several years, surely CU has made a difference for you. Perhaps it shaped your character, built a foundation for lifelong learning or opened doors for career options and a bright future. As a member of the graduating class, you have the opportunity to make a difference for future CU Boulder students and support the place that means so much to you. Join us in carrying on the tradition of giving back to our community and leaving our mark on CU forever by donating to the Class Gift. To find out more click here

To support effective security measures, CU Events Center has strict limitations on bags and items that may be brought into the Center. To ensure that your graduation celebration is hassle-free, Leeds recommends that all ceremony attendees follow the clear bag requirements detailed below. With the exception of medical bags, all other bags must meet the requirements below.

  • One clear bag no larger than 12” by 6” by 12”
  • A one-gallon sized clear freezer bag
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” by 6.5”

A full list of permitted and prohibited bags and other items is available for download here.

All family and friends are allowed to sit anywhere that is not marked reserved, ADA/Disability, or graduate seating. All seats are first-come, first-serve. The earlier you arrive, the better seats you can secure!

If you would like to purchase flowers for your graduate, there will be a flower vendor on the upper level of the concourse (behind section 7 & 8 and 23 & 24) great quality and selection!

Handicap seating will be available and provided for all ADA/disabilities, no further arrangements are required. Please see “parking” for which lots are designated/reserved for ADA/Disability parking. Once you are parked, we will have volunteers ready to greet and escort you to the disability and wheelchair reserved seating sections which are the first 4 rows of sections: 19, 20, 21, 22. If you are confined to a wheelchair, we have a reserved wheelchair section located on the main concourse and your family will be able to sit directly behind you. If you are hearing impaired, contact leedsgraduation@colorado.edu to make arrangements. Please plan to arrive early to ensure you are seated prior to the ceremony starting. 

More information on the Graduate Graduation Ceremony can be found here

The CU Events Center court can seat approximately 600 graduates, if we exceed this many graduates and the seats on the floor fill up, the volunteer staff will have the remaining students sit in Section 15.

Our professional photographer (Grad Images) will take pictures of all graduates as they are presented with a diploma cover.

Grad Images will distribute contact cards to each student to fill out with their name, address and email. They will use this information to contact you after the ceremony to view and purchase your pictures.

All Leeds graduates, family and friends are invited to join us to celebrate our newest graduates of the Leeds School of Business. The reception will be immediately following commencement back at the Koelbel Building. Beverages and light appetizers will be served.

If you have any questions, please email leedsgraduation@colorado.edu.