To celebrate the graduates in our house, the Department of Theatre & Dance holds a special commencement ceremony annually in the spring. Our department's ceremony will be held May 9th 2024 @ 2:30pm in the Roe Green Theatre.

Prepare for Graduation

While our staff can pull graduation information, we double check with students in case they want to walk in the spring departmental ceremony but graduated in December, or plan to graduate in summer. Please send in our Commencement Participation Form to make sure you're included in our ceremony!

See the 2023 Commencement Program 


Please see our Livestream link to view our live ceremony on Thursday, May 9th starting at 2:30p. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically our department ceremony is held on the same day as CU's Commencement Ceremony, which is the Thursday after finals end. Our ceremony happens at 2:30p in the Roe Green Theatre. See our Contact Us page for directions to our building.

Yes, the University of Colorado and Department of Theatre & Dance are committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. If you are planning to attend our ceremony and require accommodations, please contact our main office no later than 7 days before the event at or 303-492-7355.

ADA Accessibility

  • The Roe Green Theatre can most easily be accessed via elevator. The elevator is located on the east side of the building on the Norlin Quadrangle side
  • Wheelchair companion seating is available in the Roe Green Theatre
  • ADA accessible parking is available near the Roe Green Theatre with a state-issued accessible license plate, permit, decal or placard. Regular parking fees still apply
  • Lot #208 on this Campus Parking Map is the closest to the Roe Green Theatre

University Theatre Building Access points for accessibility

Our ceremony typically lasts approximately one hour.

No, our ceremony is open to all friends and family. Just let us know an approximate head count in our Commencement Participation Form so we can make sure we have enough refreshments!

No, we encourage our students to dress in a way that makes them feel comfortable. Each year around half of our students wear regalia and the other half wear casual, festive, or business clothing.

Yes, we publish a program for our department's commencement ceremony. There will be a QR code for the digital copy which will also be posted online.

Absolutely. Since CU celebrates commencement once a year we hope that all of our fall, spring and summer graduates will attend.

Yes, we welcome our theatre and dance minors to join in the celebrations!

Past Commencements