Please note that due to COVID-19, we will not be holding in-person ceremonies. Virtual events will be held and available online to graduates and loved ones.
This change does not affect degree status, and students still need to apply to graduate. Please see below about applying to graduate.
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 graduating in May (Spring) or August (Summer):
Students graduating in spring or summer 2020 are invited to take part in the May 2020 ceremonies.
Be sure to apply for graduation via your Buff Portal 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) but you must submit before April 1 to be included in our graduation materials.
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 enjoy multiple, just one or none of them.