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Graduates, it's time to shine! After years of hard work and dedication, the moment has finally arrived for you to proudly walk across the stage and receive your well-deserved diploma. This graduation ceremony marks a significant milestone in your life and we couldn't be prouder of all that you have accomplished. As you prepare to embark on your next adventure, take a moment to reflect on all of the memories, friendships, and lessons learned during your time here. Let's celebrate this unforgettable moment together, as we honor your achievements and celebrate the beginning of a bright future. Congratulations Graduates!​


2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony:

We will come together to recognize the many accomplishments of our graduates and mark their passage into the company of scholars at 8:30 a.m. MDT Thursday, May 9, 2024. The main commencement ceremony will be held at Folsom Field stadium. No tickets or registration are required.

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Spring 2024 Recognition Ceremony (Master of Data Science Department Ceremony):

Date and time:

Friday, May 10th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM MST

Doors will open at 9 AM MST
Ceremony: 9:30 to 11:00 AM MST
Reception: 11:00 AM to 12:0 PM MST


Williams Village Center Multipurpose Room (located within the Williams Village Dining & Community Commons (WVC) building)

Join Ceremony via Zoom


All campus parking lots, with exception of Lot 380 (located near Macky Auditorium), will be open on a space-available basis for public parking.  Parking on campus, including at parking meters and pay station lots, is not charged on recognition ceremony days (Thursday, May 9th, and Friday, May 10th). (Map)

Important Dates:

March 1, 2024:  Last day for Graduate and MBA Students to submit or cancel a Spring 2024 graduation application in Buff Portal 
May 31, 2024:  Spring 2024 deadline for Undergraduate and Master's Students to update diploma name & address
June 26, 2023:  Spring 2024 diploma mailing begins 
July 3, 2023: Spring 2023 certificate mailing begins 

For more information on applying for graduation, how to update your diploma name or address, or other graduation process-related questions, please visit the Office of the Registrar's Graduation & Commencement page.  


When students apply online for graduation, their names go onto the graduation roster for the term they specify. Participation in graduation ceremonies is optional. If you are nearing graduation, be sure to work with your advisor to complete all degree requirements and the necessary Apply for Degree paperwork. (Only for on-campus graduate students)

Cap & Gown Infomation

Master's, Doctoral, and Law Students wear regalia purchased directly from Jostens.

Regalia for Master's students consists of a keepsake gown, hood, cap, and tassel: $48.60 (plus tax and shipping)
The deadline to order your regalia online is Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.

Please note that gowns, hoods, and caps/tams are not rentals and are yours to keep.

Please view the Jostens University of Colorado product webpage for details on additional products available. 

Students must select “Science” as the program when ordering cap/gown info. 

If you wish to purchase custom fine-quality regalia to have for future use, you may order online. You may also contact Jostens Customer Service at 800-854-7464 or our sales contact, Clay Rogers 970-617-5970.
**Custom fine-quality orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 29th at 11:59 p.m. MST for the 2023 Spring Recognition Ceremonies. (updated date coming soon)

Please note that this information is subject to change.  Jostens is the officially approved provider of regalia by the University of Colorado Boulder and there are no substitutions.  


Forever Buffs

You are a Forever Buff!  You are part of a family with 300,000 CU Boulder alumni and over 35,000 students who engage, contribute and celebrate CU.

Be sure to pick up your legacy cord if you have a family member who graduated from CU. As part of the Forever Buffs initiative, the CU Boulder Alumni Association has started a new tradition by providing “legacy cords” to graduating students whose family members are CU alumni. The black and gold cords are worn with your cap and gown to recognize your tie to a CU legacy family.  More information on the Buffalo Legacy program is available on the Alumni Association's website.