Congratulations! We’re excited to celebrate this milestone achievement with you and your family and friends. All students who participate in the ceremony will have their name read, walk across the stage, and receive their diploma cover. (Diplomas will be sent to your home later.)
Please note: the CMCI ceremony at the CU Event Center will take place the day after the CU main ceremony at Folsom Field.
Here are some tips to help you get ready for graduation:
Step 1: Apply for Graduation. (Students must apply by April 1 for their names to be listed in the CU printed program.)
Step 2: Register to walk in the CMCI ceremony. May, August or December graduates are eligible to walk in the CMCI May 2019 ceremony. You must register to walk in the ceremony by April 1 for your name to be listed in the CMCI printed program. The online form created the card we’ll use to announce your name from the stage! It will also hold your contact information for the ceremony photographer.
Step 3: Reserve your regalia. The university commencement ceremony is an academic ceremony; therefore, all participants must wear traditional CU academic regalia. Students are required to purchase or rent regalia. Visit the CU Commencement's website for more information.
Please arrive to CU Events Center at 8 a.m. on Friday to allow time for check in, a hydration break, and line up. Graduates are responsible for carrying any personal items they bring and all belongings are subject to the clear bag policy: bags must be plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” or be a one-gallon (or smaller) clear plastic Ziploc/freezer bag. No other bags are permitted.
What to wear:
You must wear regalia.
Bachelor's candidates: Wear your cap and gown upon arrival. Start with your tassel on the right side.
Master’s candidates: Wear your cap, gown and hood upon arrival. Start with your tassel on the left.
Doctoral candidates: Wear your cap and gown. You will be hooded on stage.
Where to go:
Upon arrival at 8 a.m., enter through the main north doors pick up your printed registration card (you registered online earlier) at your department table in Section 15. You will later hand to the person announcing your name as you walk across the stage.
Our staff will direct you to line-up by degree program at 8:30 a.m. Hydrate and take a break if you need to.
Doors will open at 8 a.m. Enter through the main North doors. Family and friends should be seated by 8:45 a.m. All family and friends are allowed to sit anywhere that is not marked reserved, VIP, ADA/Disability or graduate seating. All seats are first-come, first served: the earlier you arrive, the better seats you can secure!
Guests with disabilities or accommodation needs who require accommodations at a recognition ceremony event (wheelchair seating, interpreters, assisted listening devices, etc.) should contact the ADA Compliance office at (303) 492-9725 or via email at least two weeks in advance of the event so appropriate arrangements can be made.
What to Bring: Folsom Field & Coors Event Center Policies
CU Events Center follows the Clear Bag Policy requirements. With the exception of medical bags, all other bags must meet the requirements below.
A full list of permitted and prohibited bags and other items is available for download here.
Parking for Guests Requiring ADA Accessibility
Guests who need ADA Accessible parking may park in lots 440 (closest to the CU Events Center), 204, 346, 354, 359, 360, 380 and 440. A disability parking placard is not required to park in lots 204, 380 and 440. A disability parking placard is required to park in lots 346, 354, 359 and 360.
For more information, please visit the CU Commencement website.
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