Graduate check-in moved for rain

Graduates will check in INSIDE the southeastern entrance of the CU Events Center starting at 1:00PM on Saturday. Check-in was formerly outside that entrance, but is being moved inside due to rain.


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You must apply to graduate for the semester in which you'll officially and successfully complete all requirements for the degree(s) and major(s) you're pursuing. Degrees are conferred at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters. For more information about how and when to apply, click on the button below. 

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Once you have successfully applied, you will also need to get your cap and gown.

Campuswide Commencement

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Folsom Field
This is an event for all of CU Boulder with graduates from each college recognized as a group. No tickets are required for guests for this ceremony. More details are available here


Mechanical Engineering Recognition Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: Ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m., Grads check-in by 1:15 p.m.
Location: CU Events Center

This is what you might normally think of as a traditional graduation ceremony, with each graduate recognized invidually. If a relative cannot attend but wishes to watch, they can watch this livestream. Guests in need of accessible parking and seating should park along Regent Drive in front of the Event Center, and enter through the double glass doors at street level. From there they will be directed to the accessible seating. There will be a reception after the ceremony on the Business Lawn. Tickets are not required for either ceremony and there is no limit on number of guests.

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Deacon.