How to Apply to Graduate

To apply to graduate, please schedule and appointment with your advisor.

General Ceremony Information

Every year, spring graduation ceremonies are held in May, shortly following the end of each semester. While students can complete their degrees during summer semester, there is no summer graduation ceremony. Students who graduate in summer and would like to participate in a graduation ceremony must arrange to do so during the spring ceremonies. 
The main graduation ceremony is typically scheduled in the morning at Folsom Field. More information on this ceremony can be found on the Commencement site. In addition, the sociology department hosts a departmental graduation ceremony and reception.

Spring 2019 Sociology Ceremony Information

Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Location: The Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

The 2019 Sociology graduation ceremony will last approximately 1 hour and will include the conferring of both undergraduate and graduate Sociology degrees. No tickets are required. 

Seating is available for 600, in addition to standing room. Cake & refreshments will be served.

There is pay parking on the surrounding streets, as well as in lots on 15th between Spruce and Pearl and at 15th and Walnut.  There is another lot at Broadway and Spruce.  You may drop off attendees in front of the theater (one-way street running south) before parking.  Handicap parking is on 14th Street in front of the theater. 

Caps/gowns/invitations: please visit the CU Bookstore. Graduates participating in the Sociology Commencement are required to wear cap & gown.  You can return your cap & gown (per your agreement) after the ceremony.

If there are any changes,  expect an email from your advisor.