Caps & Gowns

Apply for Graduation

If you plan to graduate within the next year, you must check with your dean’s office for graduation application deadlines and notification procedures. To apply for graduation, log in to MyCUInfo, go to your Academics/Schedule tab, scroll to the bottom and click Apply for Graduation. Visit the Office of the Registrar website for more information and current deadlines.  

Forever Buffs

You are a Forever Buff!  You are part of a family with 240,000 CU Boulder alumni and 30,000 students who engage, contribute and celebrate CU.

Be sure to pick up your legacy cord if you have a family member who also graduated from CU.  As part of the Forever Buffs initiative, the CU-Boulder Alumni Association has started a new tradition by providing “legacy cords” to graduating students whose family members are CU alumni. The black and gold cords are worn with your cap and gown to recognize your tie to a CU legacy family.  For more information, click here.

Graduation Announcements

Standard graduation announcements may be purchased starting two months prior to commencement at the CU Book Store or by calling 303-492-6411 or 800-255-9168.

There are numerous opportunities throughout the school year for students to purchase their personalized announcements at events hosted by the CU Book StoreJostens will display the announcement options and assist with your order in person. For event schedule information, click here. 

Students may also purchase personalized announcements any time at jostens.com or 800-854-7464.

Stole of Gratitude

The graduation stole is a great way to say thank you to that special person who gave you support and guidance throughout your college career. Graduation stoles are available at the CU Book Store.

Outstanding Student Stories

CU Boulder News Services is looking for interesting stories about outstanding graduating students to use in publicity for the upcoming commencement ceremony. If you know someone who represents the excellence of the university through high academic, community, or leadership activities, or has overcome unusual challenges to complete his/her degree, please consider sharing his/her story. Submit your story to Greg Swenson in the Office of News Services at Greg.Swenson@Colorado.EDU.