The Spring 2024 International Affairs Program recognition graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 9th, 2024 at 1:00pm MDT in the University Memorial Center (UMC) Glenn Miller Ballroom. 

Graduates, please complete the RSVP form here.

(Must be logged into your CU google account to RSVP.)

  Graphic of UMC Ballroom layout

UMC Ballroom Planned Set-Up, click to enlarge

The IAFS Program ceremony is approximately one hour long and is a regalia (cap & gown) event to celebrate our graduates of fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024. An open house style reception with light food and beverages will follow the ceremony from 2-3pm in a tent on the outdoor terrace of the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Family and friends are welcome to attend our ceremony and reception, no tickets are required. Information regarding the campus-wide Spring Commencement ceremony can be found here

Email communications regarding our graduation ceremony are sent to students' email accounts and is the responsibility of the student to inform and/or share with their families and friends. Specific instructions for the graduates about what to do when they arrive and other details will be emailed to graduates two weeks prior to graduation.

Important Information

  • Graduates, please complete the RSVP form here(Must be logged into your CU google account to RSVP.)
    • While an RSVP not required to attend, it helps us reserve enough seats for our graduates and plan for enough food for the reception.
  • Attendee seating begins at 12:30pm MDT*Please do not enter the ballroom early, it delays the ceremony set-up. 
    • Graduates will wait outside of the ballroom so they can process into the ballroom for the ceremony. 
  • Graduates are strongly encouraged to wear regalia (cap & gown) which can purchased from the CU Book Store either in-store or online.
  • Information on free on-campus parking is available on the Commencement Parking and Shuttle Information page.
    • We recommend Euclid Parking Garage and Lot 204 to be closest to the University Memorial Center (UMC).
  • At the IAFS ceremony, diploma covers will be distributed, however, official diplomas will be mailed to the graduates' permanent address.
    • If you are not attending the IAFS ceremony, diploma covers can be picked up at the Registrar's Office after graduation.
  • Latin Honors medals are awarded at the Honors Program graduation ceremony. Contact the Honors Program directly with any questions.
  • IAFS does not provide a fall/winter ceremony, but we encourage fall graduates to attend our spring ceremony.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to livestream or record the IAFS commencement ceremony at this time. 

It is very important that all graduates review the Graduation Student Checklist and be aware of Graduation Deadlines!

Pre-Graduation Checklist      Graduating Student FAQs

*The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. Attendees who require accommodations should contact no later than 14 business days before the event. We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill requests submitted after the deadline.