As a university, our hearts have been with our graduates and their families during this unique time. Our virtual ceremonies will allow us to celebrate the Class of 2021 together, while keeping our Buff community safe. 

Livestream Commencement 2021

On Thursday, May 6 at noon MDT, we will come together to recognize the many accomplishments of our graduates and mark their passage into the company of scholars. Individual colleges, schools and departments will also celebrate the Class of 2021 with virtual recognition ceremonies.  

Highlights of the Livestreamed Commencement Ceremony

  • Remarks by Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano
  • Congratulatory messages from CU President Mark Kennedy
  • Commencement address by Dr. Dwinita "Nita" Mosby Tyler
  • Senior Class Council address
  • Traditional senior class celebratory video
  • Presentation of Chancellor’s Recognition Awards and Outstanding Graduates
  • Conferral of degrees
  • Welcome to the Forever Buffs Family
  • Reading of the Norlin Charge by the University of Colorado Board of Regents
  • Performance of the Alma Mater