When students apply online for graduation, their names go onto the graduation roster for the term they specify. Participation in graduation ceremonies is optional. Students who choose to participate in recognition ceremonies should walk in the ceremony for the term in which they are graduating:

Students graduating in December (Fall):

For students graduating in Fall 2019, there is a College of Engineering ceremony on December 19th which includes Computer Science BA, BS, MS, ME, and PhD students. There is no campus-wide or individual CS department ceremony in December. For information about the December ceremony, please see the College of Engineering and Applied Science website. Make sure to be in contact with your advisor so that you know when to apply for graduation via myCUinfo if you plan to complete degree requirements in Fall 2019.

 

Students graduating in May (Spring) or August (Summer):

Students graduating in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 are invited to attend the Department of Computer Science recognition ceremonies on Friday, May 8th. At these events, spring and summer Computer Science graduates (BA, BS, ME, MS, PhD) can cross the stage to receive your diploma cover and have your name announced. Your family and friends are invited to attend. See details below. 

Be sure to apply for graduation via myCUinfo as soon as possible if you plan to complete degree requirements in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020. The deadline to apply for graduation for Spring 2020 is the last day of classes, April 30. However, if you would like your name to be in the printed graduation materials, the deadline to apply for graduation is APRIL 1.

 

Spring Walk-Only

In some cases, students who previously graduated or will graduate in another term want to participate in the spring graduation events. The Walk Only form is for students whose names are NOT on the May or August 2020 graduation rosters, but who still want to participate in the May 2020 department ceremonies.

Some reasons students may wish to “walk only” include:

  • Example 1: If a student completed/will complete degree requirements in December but wants to participate in a May ceremony. You MUST complete the form.

  • Example 2: If a student is completing CSCI-BA major requirements as a Post Degree Additional Major in Arts & Sciences, DO NOT submit a graduation application online since you are not actually graduating a second time but you are welcome to walk in our department ceremony. You MUST complete the form.

  • Example 3: Current BS/MS students may walk two times, one for their BS and one for their MS.  If a student is graduating with a BS/MS in Spring 2021, that will be the official graduation date for both degrees; however, you have the option to walk in Spring 2020 to celebrate the BS degree separate from the MS degree. You MUST complete the form.  

In order to be included in the May events, you must complete the Walk Only form no later than April 1, although earlier is better. To complete this form you must be must be logged into Google with your CU Boulder credentials; see the OIT G Suite page for help. Students completing this form should also contact their academic advisor to confirm their expected graduation date.  Please also RSVP for your guests using the links below.

 

May 2020 Graduation Recognition Events

CU Boulder hosts multiple options to celebrate graduation. University Commencement, detailed below, recognizes all CU Boulder grads. Many departments, programs, and affiliate groups host recognition ceremonies, such as the Department of Computer Science ceremonies listed below. Students with additional majors might also have ceremonies for those departments.

All ceremonies are optional: you and your guests may choose to attend multiple, just one, or none of them.

  • The University Commencement event will be held Thursday, May 7th at 8:30am at Folsom Field. Students are not recognized individually at the commencement event but celebrate as one large student body. See the commencement website for all details related to the main campus commencement ceremony, including what guests are/are not allowed to bring into the stadium.

  • Computer Science students completing an MS, ME, or PhD will be honored at the Computer Science Graduate Ceremony in the afternoon of Friday, May 8th, in UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Please see details and RSVP information below.

  • Computer Science students completing a BA or BS will be honored at the Computer Science Undergraduate Ceremony in the afternoon of Friday, May 8th, in Macky Audtiorium. Please see details and RSVP information below.

 

May 2020 Graduate (MS, ME, PhD) Ceremony Details

Who: Students completing Master's (MS, ME) or Doctoral (PhD) degrees, and their families and guests.

Date: Friday, May 8th

Time: We are currently finalizing times. Please check back for updates. At this time, we expect the ceremony to begin between 1 and 3pm.

Location: UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Graduating students, please RSVP on behalf of your guests. Click here to RSVP for MS, ME, and PhD. For this ceremony we will allow each student up to 10 guests. We are relying on the numbers you submit in the RSVP. You will receive an email with your responses. If you need to update your RSVP, please do not submit it again--email the changes to Amy.L.Richards@colorado.edu  

Notes:

  • Cap and gown are encouraged, available through the CU Book Store.

  • Students will cross the stage and receive a diploma cover as their name is called (diplomas will be sent out once degree completion is verified).

  • Prohibited items:

    • Outside food or drink or alcohol. Unopened commercial bottled water is allowed
    • Drugs, including marijuana
    • Glassware
    • Balloons
    • Stickers, confetti or streamers
    • Unapproved signs or banners
    • Large bags or backpacks
    • Animals, with the exception of service animals with appropriate identification
    • Skateboards, skates, bicycles and non-ADA mobility devices
    • Weapons
    • Smoking: The University of Colorado Boulder is a non-smoking campus, including all areas in UMC and surrounding spaces. 
  • Grad Images Photography will be present at the ceremony.

  • A light reception will follow the ceremony. Please check back for updates once we finalize time and location.

  • There is now an interactive campus map showing layers for the main commencement ceremony, departmental recognition ceremonies, parking, and bus routes. You can filter by day, and click the graduation cap icons for additional information.

  • See additional information on the university's commencement website for details about cap & gown, announcements, transcripts, and more.

 

 

May 2020 Undergraduate (BA, BS) Ceremony Details

Who: Students completing Bachelor's (BA, BS) degrees, and their families and guests.

Date: Friday, May 8th

Time: We are currently finalizing times. Please check back for updates. At this time, we expect the ceremony to begin between 3 and 5pm.

Location: Macky Auditorium; students check in at Eaton Humanities building.

Graduating students, please RSVP on behalf of your guests. Click here to RSVP for BA and BS. For this ceremony we will allow each student up to 8 guests. We are relying on the numbers you submit in the RSVP. You will receive an email with your responses. If you need to update your RSVP, please do not submit it again--email the changes to Amy.L.Richards@colorado.edu  

Notes:

  • Cap and gown are encouraged, available through the CU Book Store.

  • Students will cross the stage and receive a diploma cover as their name is called (diplomas will be sent out once degree completion is verified).

  • Prohibited items: the following are not allowed inside Macky Auditorium:

    • Outside food or drink or alcohol. Unopened commercial bottled water is allowed
    • Drugs, including marijuana
    • Glassware
    • Balloons
    • Stickers, confetti or streamers
    • Unapproved signs of banners
    • Large bags or backpacks
    • Animals, with the exception of service animals with appropriate identification
    • Skateboards, skates, bicycles and non-ADA mobility devices
    • Weapons
    • Smoking: The University of Colorado Boulder is a non-smoking campus, including all areas in Macky and surrounding spaces. There is a designated smoking area south of the venue, across Pleasant Street by the steps of Old Main.
  • Grad Images Photography will be present at the ceremony.

  • We will also host a light reception. Please check back for updates once we finalize time and location.

  • There is now an interactive campus map showing layers for the main commencement ceremony, departmental recognition ceremonies, parking, and bus routes. You can filter by day, and click the graduation cap icons for additional information.

  • See additional information on the university's commencement website for details about cap & gown, announcements, transcripts, and more.