Published: Dec. 2, 2021

Are you planning on graduating at the end of this semester? With winter degree conferral just around the corner, here's the most pertinent information you may need for your preparations.

Be sure to check out the winter grad information available on the commencement website. You’ll find essential information on caps and gowns, graduation announcements and how to stay connected as a Forever Buff. 

Undergraduates: Apply to graduate

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 deadline for undergraduate students to submit, update or cancel their fall 2021 application form is 11:59 p.m. MST on Thursday, Dec. 9.

More information on applying for graduation, changing your graduation term or updating your diploma name is available on the Registrar’s Graduation & Commencement webpage

Recognition ceremonies

Many colleges, schools, departments and programs across the university are holding individual recognition ceremonies beginning on Thursday, Dec. 16, for fall graduates. See the full list of those holding winter recognition ceremonies. Additionally, all fall graduates are welcome to join the university commencement ceremony in May 2022. 


Undergraduate details

If you wish to purchase academic regalia for photos or participation in a ceremony visit the CU Book Store. Undergraduate regalia is available for purchase in the CU Book Store during store hours and can also be ordered online for in-store pick-up. Shipping options are also available, though deadlines and rates vary.

Graduate details

Graduate students wishing to purchase academic regalia for photos or attending a ceremony may place an order with Jostens for a keeper master's or doctoral regalia set. Please note the deadline has passed to guarantee delivery by the winter degree conferral date of Dec. 16. More information on how to order regalia is available on the commencement webpage.    

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.