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Watch the videos and read the prepared speeches from CU Boulder's 2019 spring commencement ceremony.
The campus-wide ceremony will be fully accessible.
Parking across campus is free on May 9, 2019. Please check the map for parking locations and be aware of the shuttle schedule and map which may help you and your guests avoid traffic congestion.
Students are asked to meet in the Norlin Quadrangle, directly west of the Norlin Library, by 7:30 a.m. Look for the signs indicating your school or college, as each will proceed into the stadium behind their flag.
You will be seated in the stadium as mapped.
There are no tickets required for guests to enter Folsom Field. Gates to Folsom Field open at 7 a.m. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Seating map for Commencement.
Individual college & department recognition ceremonies take place after the completion of the campus-wide ceremony on May 9. Individual recognition ceremonies continue May 10 and May 11.
All graduates and guests will process through metal detectors and may be wanded for safety purposes. The Folsom Field "clear bag policy" will be enforced for guests and lockers will be provided to store bags if needed. Please review and ask your guests to review the permitted and prohibited items for Folsom Field.
All participants must wear traditional academic regalia to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
If you don't have or haven't reserved your regalia already...
Undergrads visit the CU Bookstore or their trailer at the Stadium
Graduate students visit Balch Fieldhouse on Wednesday May 8 between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony
Chain of Office and Mace
Oregon Governor Kate Brown | Spring 2018
Kate Fagan | Spring 2017
Kelly Graziadei | Spring 2016
Fred Anderson | Winter 2015
Cathleen P. Black | Spring 2015
Bob Anderson | Winter 2014