Our in-person department ceremony has been canceled.

  • On Friday, May 15th, an email link will be sent to your @colorado.edu email with a special video message from department Chair, Ken Bickers, and Undergraduate Program Director, Janet Donavan. They will also be announcing all of the names of our 2020 graduates in the video!
  • 2020 graduates will be able to return and walk in either the Winter 2020 ceremony or the Spring 2021 ceremony.

Class of 2020 graduates (including winter 2019 and spring 2020) are invited to a livestreamed commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The graduates are also invited to return to campus in May 2021 to walk in the University Commencement Ceremony and to attend special recognition events.  Read more on the Spring Ceremony page.

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. 

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Dates & Deadlines

April 1st, 2020 - Must submit graduation application by this date in order to have your name appear in the campus-wide Commencement program!

April 30th, 2020 - Last day to submit, update, or cancel a graduation application. 

CU Commencement

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

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