Published: Nov. 10, 2023

Are you planning on graduating at the end of this semester? With the semester nearing completion and winter degree conferral just around the corner, here's what you need to know to ensure you are on track and ready to celebrate.

Apply to graduate

The application process for graduation is of utmost importance. Soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to check in with their advisors to ensure all credit requirements have been met and to inform their dean’s office of their plans. 

  • The last day for undergraduate students to submit, update or cancel their fall 2023 application form is Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11:59 p.m. MST. 

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

Winter grad information

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

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

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 Thursday, Dec. 21, for winter graduates. See the full list of those holding winter recognition ceremonies (and those who will not).

Additionally, fall graduates are invited to the spring commencement ceremony Thursday, May 9, 2024.

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.