Published: Oct. 15, 2020

Are you planning on graduating at the end of the fall semester? With the semester well underway and winter degree conferral just around the corner, here's the most pertinent information you need to prepare.

Apply to graduate

A buffalo statue with graduation regalia.The most important item to remember to complete is to apply for graduation. December 2020 graduates are responsible for keeping track of application dates and deadlines. Soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to check in with their advisors to ensure all credits have been met and to inform their dean’s office of their plans. 

  • The last day for master’s, doctoral and law students to submit, update or cancel their fall 2020 application for graduation is Nov. 1. 
  • The last day for undergraduate students to submit, update or cancel their fall 2020 application form is Dec. 7. 

It's recommended you submit your application to graduate sooner to ensure a smooth process. Find more information on applying for graduation.

Recognition ceremonies

While no campuswide ceremony is held in the winter, many colleges, schools, departments and programs across the university will hold individual recognition ceremonies beginning on Monday, Dec. 14, for winter graduates. See the full list of those holding winter recognition ceremonies (and a list of those who will not). All events will be held virtually.  

Winter grad information

Be sure to check out the winter grad information available on the commencement website.  Essential information on everything from caps and gowns, to graduation announcements, to how to stay connected as a Forever Buff can be found. 

Prepare to celebrate  

Enjoy your final semester at CU Boulder! We are proud of your accomplishments, look forward to celebrating with you and wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors. We are Buffs Together, no matter where we are!