Date: Friday, May 8, 2020

Time: 9:00 -12:00 p.m.

Where: Glenn Miller Ballroom in the UMC (University Memorial Center)

Commencement Address: TBA

A light reception on the Terrace will follow the ceremony at about 11:45.  

Welcome! Our department recognition ceremony is for families and friends of graduating seniors – no ticket is required.
As you enter you will notice that seats for the graduating seniors have been reserved in the middle of the ballroom.

Instructions for graduating seniors

PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BY 8:45 am. When you arrive please look for the table to check in and get an index card to write your name for the announcer. Keep the card with you. Before the event, please line up in the lobby outside the ballroom. There will be a processional into the ballroom beginning at 9:00 am.

Cap and gown are strongly recommended.
Cap & Gown Info

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Folsom Field
More information

Commencement and department recognition ceremonies – what is the difference?

  • The university commencement ceremony is the campuswide ceremony in which students from all colleges are invited to participate. The chancellor of the Boulder campus officially confers degrees upon graduating students at this ceremony.
  • Department recognition ceremonies are celebrations of students graduating with a degree in that field. A special program is created by the department to recognize the accomplishments of their students. Walking in these ceremonies are restricted to students who've completed 30+ credit hours in PSCI, therefore minors cannot walk in this ceremony. 

CU boulder strives to create an experience that is accessible and accomodates the needs of those with disabilities. 

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