Ceremony Information:

  • The University of Colorado Boulder Commencement (Spring Only)
  • Engineering Management Program Recognition Ceremony (Spring Only)
    • Thursday, May 9, 2024 from noon - 3 p.m.
    • Engineering Center Computer Science Wing (ECCS) - Room 201
    • Reception to follow ceremony in lobby outside Room 201.
    • Please RSVP via this form by March 22nd: EMP Graduation RSVP Form.
    • The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to hosting accessible and inclusive experiences for its diverse community members.  If you require accommodations to participate, engage, or attend the event, please contact emp@colorado.edu no later than two weeks before the event.  We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill requests submitted after the deadline; however, requests received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed as it is dependent on a service provider’s availability.
  • The College of Engineering & Applied Science Graduation (Fall Only)

Graduation Student Checklist

All communication from the EMP and the University will be sent to your Colorado.edu email address only. Timely submission is essential to ensure your graduation.

Submission due dates according to the semester you plan to graduate:

Fall September 1   
Spring January 2
Summer    May 1
  • Ensure you have completed the required 10-course sequence (30 credits). 
    • Access to your transcript is available on Buff Portal (choose “View my Unofficial Transcript” under "Grades and GPA").
  • Fill out the Graduation Notification Form.
  • Apply for graduation by logging into the Buff Portal and typing in "Apply for Graduation" in the search bar.
  • Fill out the Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree form, which can be found on the Graduate School website.  This form will be automatically sent to EMP for review and approval.
    • The Graduate School stipulates that you must be registered for at least one credit hour the semester you graduate.
  • If you are completing a certificate, please fill out this Certificate Completion Form
    • A paper certificate is mailed approximately 8 weeks after the end of the semester that you graduate.
    • If you did not establish a separate diploma address when you applied to graduate, your certificate will be mailed to your home address.  
    • Students may not double count courses between multiple certificates.