Published: Feb. 21, 2024
students in graduation attire

The spring 2024 reception for graduating students and their guests will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024. ISSS will provide light refreshments, photo opportunities, and a relaxing atmosphere to mingle with other international graduates. There is no required dress code, no RSVP is required.

  • When: Friday, May 10, 2024 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    • This is a ‘drop-in’ event, meaning you can visit any time between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: University Memorial Center (UMC) – South Terrace Tent

We look forward to hosting a lovely afternoon reception for our spring 2024 graduates!

Gold Cords for International Graduates

If you will graduate in spring 2024, you may pick up a gold cord to wear at commencement. The gold cord represents the international student population at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Cords are available for pick-up between April 1 and May 8 at the ISSS front desk. You must bring your Buff One card. Only one cord will be given per person.

  • A cord denotes achievement or involvement within the university, be it academic, sports, professional organization, or being a member of a particular campus group. The cord is worn over the shoulders (see image). Students wear their cords at graduation events and official commencement ceremonies.


If you have any questions about the reception on May 10 or about the cords, email and write Spring Reception in the subject line.