Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony

The department observed the graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 6. You can watch a recording of the event here.

Students eligible to graduate will be emailed a form to RSVP for the ceremony.

Students will have to sign in using their university Gmail account in order to RSVP. Graduates that are not attending should RSVP so we can get input on your college experience and post-graduation plans. Walk-only students should RSVP as well. If you have not received an email by April 13, please contact the ChBE Graduation Committee at Use "Graduation 2020" in the subject line.

PLEASE NOTE: this form is NOT the same as applying for graduation, which is an academic process. Students must apply to graduate through Buff Portal. You can also refer to information at the Registrar’s website or contact your advisor.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. If you, or one of your family members, identifies with having a disability, you will have an opportunity to indicate any accommodation requirements when you RSVP. Please note that requests are not reservations. Guests who do not have disabilities should not sit in accessible areas marked by signage or indicated by tiles on the ground.

Accommodations requests may also be submitted to no later than seven days before the event. Please use "Graduation 2020" as the subject line.

We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill requests submitted after the deadline.

Requests must include:

  • Student name, email, and phone number
  • Student’s family member name and contact information (if family member requires accommodation).
  • If family member requires accommodation, amount of family members expected to attend: a. Department Ceremony b. Reception c. Other activities
  • Accommodation request, including (but not limited to):
    • Mobility needs: access to ceremony and reception; access to a drop-off spot and ADA parking location; access to ADA accessible restroom locations; access to ADA seating.
    • Communication needs: American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter; captioning on mobile phones; assisted listening devices; large-print program.

Our ceremony site will include an accessible path of travel for individuals in wheelchairs or motorized scooters. The accessible path of travel will cover the grass and will allow individuals in wheelchairs or motorized scooters to get to and from the seating area as well as the reception area. There is accessible parking in Biotech parking lot 543, and an accessible ramp leads up to the graduation area. There is also accessible parking on the northeast side of the building on Innovation Drive.

Guests arriving on the shuttle or parking in the accessible parking on the northeast side of the building can get to the graduation area by entering the building through the E-wing, take a left in the hallway to get to the elevator, exit the elevator on the first floor and go left through the hallway, then turn right in the lobby with the staircase to exit the doors, which leads to the west patio and the graduation area. It’s also possible to get to the graduation area by following the sidewalk around the south end of the building.

ADA Compliance Office Contact Information:

ADA Compliance Office – (303) 492-9725

Caitlin O'Donnell, Director of ADA Compliance & ADA Coordinator,, (303) 735-7523

ADA parking instructions for East Campus JSCBB

Graduation Regalia

The university Commencement is an academic ceremony, and all participants must wear traditional CU academic regalia. Graduates also must wear their regalia for the ChBE Graduation Ceremony.

Undergraduate and graduate studetns can find more information about regalia here.

Faculty must reserve their regalia by April 2 here.


    The graduation ceremony is optional and is not an official confirmation of your degree completion. You must apply to graduate through Buff Portal to officially earn your diploma from CU Boulder. You can also refer to information at the Registrar’s website or contact your advisor.


    Contact the ChBE Graduation Committee at with any questions. Use “Graduation” in the subject line.

    Please check back here as we approach the end of the semester for further updates.