As a candidate for a degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, you are cordially invited to participate in the university commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 11, at Folsom Field.
Please plan to join Chancellor DiStefano and CU Boulder faculty and staff as we celebrate your accomplishments, mark your passage into the company of scholars and welcome you to the Forever Buffs family.
As you begin to prepare for the big day, here are some important details that will help you have a successful experience. Please also continue to visit the commencement website for the most up-to-date information.
What to do before graduation
Please review the pre-graduation checklist to make sure your academic and financial standings clear you to graduate.
Academic regalia (caps and gowns)
The university commencement ceremony is an academic ceremony; all participants must wear traditional CU academic regalia. Please refer to the commencement website for specific deadlines and details for ordering and receiving your regalia.
Undergraduates are required to buy regalia for the ceremony from the CU Book Store.
Master’s, doctoral and law students are required to buy regalia online from Jostens. The deadline for graduate student orders is Wednesday, April 5.
Grad Appreciation Days
Look for special celebration opportunities in the days leading up to commencement, including Grad Bash. Grad Bash is a CU tradition hosted by the Alumni Association to celebrate being a Forever Buff. The event includes free food, drinks, a DJ and more.
You’ll see reminders and more details in the weeks to come via CU Boulder Today and other channels about preparing for and celebrating your graduation.
What to expect on May 11
Refreshments on Norlin Quad
Processional departs promptly from Norlin Quad to Folsom Field
Procession, security screening and student seating Ceremony begins as soon as all students are seated
By 11:30 a.m.
Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. I look forward to greeting you on May 11.
Professor and Commencement Marshal