December 20, 2018
Macky Auditorium
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

You will walk across the stage and have your name announced during this ceremony.
Ceremony Length: Approximately 2 hours


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Congratulations - you're graduating! We're excited to celebrate this milestone with you and have provided key details about the day below so you can prepare to make the most of the day with family and friends.

Parking is available near Macky Auditorium.

Parking attendants will be directing traffic.

For any accommodation needs please reach out to Laurel.page@colorado.edu no later than two weeks prior to the event. 

Please arrive by 1:00 pm on Thursday to allow time for seating and check in. The ceremony is approximately two hours long, please plan on attending the entire event. Students should wear their cap and gown upon arrival with their tassel on the right side. Graduates are responsible for carrying any personal items they bring, as there are no accommodations for storage, so we recommend traveling light!

All Leeds Graduates sign in at the Card Table (located in Humanities 150). Once they have picked up their card, senior gift, (FYI: medals for: “high distinction” or “distinction” can be picked up at this table) and any other items given to you, the staff will direct all graduates to line-up in Humanities 150. Graduates may line up in any order so that they can sit by their friends. During the ceremony, they will hand their name card to the person announcing names as they walk across the stage. Volunteers will be there to help line everyone up and direct all graduates when and where to walk. Family and friends should be seated by 1:45 pm.

**The university commencement ceremony is an academic ceremony; therefore, all participants must wear traditional CU academic regalia.**

Undergraduate students are required to purchase regalia for the ceremony from the CU Book Store, located in the UMC, during regular business hours or online at the CU Bookstore. Regalia will be available for purchase at the cashiers in the lower level of the bookstore beginning November 1. The cost to purchase the regalia bundle set, which includes the gown, cap, and degree tassel, is $38.99 for standard sizes and $42.99 for larger sizes (plus tax). Regalia is non-returnable once it is purchased. Other souvenir packages are available—please visit the store or website for details. Cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) are accepted. For more information, call 303-492-6411 or 800-255-9168 ext. 4 or go to www.cubookstore.com. Please note that this information is subject to change.

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.

Handicap seating at Macky Auditorium is limited. For any accommodation needs please reach out to Laurel.page@colorado.edu no later than two weeks prior to the event.

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!

Programs will be handed out at the front entrance by Macky Auditorium staff.

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.

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.

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

The Undergraduate and Graduate Leeds Graduation Commencement will take place the week of May 6 on the University of Colorado campus. Details on the day, time and location are still being finalized. Please check back for an update on the spring commencement ceremonies. If you have any questions, please contact leedsgraduation@colorado.edu.