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 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021,

Due to COVID-19, and the continued CDC and Colorado public health guidelines, we will be hosting our 2021 Sociology Commencement as a virtual event.  We will be posting this commencement video for the class of 2021 here.  The Video will go live at 11:00 a.m., on Friday May 7th.

Class of 2021 Commencement Video 

Class of 2021 Commencement Brochure

Please email with any questions about this event.

Congratulations, you did it!

For information on other departments commencement ceremonies please click here .

Commencement 2021 Website

Dwinita “Nita” Mosby Tyler, founder of The Equity Project, LLC—a consulting firm supporting organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies—will give the May 6 livestreamed commencement address.

Diploma Covers – If students were not able to keep the diploma cover used at the Cross the Stage event or were unable to attend, we have coordinate a pick-up opportunity for them at the University Memorial Center (UMC) Information Desk.  Beginning Thursday, April 29 through Friday, May 14, students may pick-up a keeper diploma cover during UMC operating hours.  We are asking students to bring their Buff OneCard (or their StudentID number if they do not have a Buff OneCard).  


Past Ceremonies:

Department of Sociology Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Video: