Candidate Commencement Details
Preparing for your big day
Preparing for your big day
Order your cap, gown, and tassel in advance online via the commencement homepage and click Get Your Cap & Gown. The deadline for ordering student regalia is April 5, 2017. Students who did not order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) before the April 5 deadline still have the opportunity to purchase a Grad Pack through the Alumni Association.
Distribution (for students and faculty) – Wednesday & Thursday, May 10 & 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All distribution will take place in Moby C-Wing (east end of the Moby Complex, near the Intramural Gym). Regalia will be pre-packaged in alphabetical order. You must bring a photo ID.
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Parking for Ceremony
Friday before 4 p.m. – FREE PARKING is available in Moby Arena Lot 195 (grid location A – 6 on the CSU Campus Parking Map) or in Lot 240 (grid location E-11 on the CSU Campus Parking Map). A free shuttle, “Around the Horn,” travels to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes from the Moby Arena lot.
There is paid parking in the pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 310, which is located north of the Lory Student Center. See grid location I – 5 on the CSU Campus Parking Map. The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the west half of Lot 310 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the parking map). There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library (grid location H – 8.5 on the campus map). The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the south half of Lot 425 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the parking map). Meter rates are $1.25 an hour.
Additional information regarding parking can be obtained from CSU Parking Services at parking.colostate.edu or by calling 970-491-7041.
Name cards are used by the announcer to introduce you as you cross the platform at the ceremony. You will hand the card to the announcer when you walk up the ramp.
Name cards will be available to pick up the day of the ceremony at 2:15 pm MT in the Moby Arena Intramural Gym (East of Moby Arena down the long hallway by the swimming pools).
Line-up for Ceremony
Time: 2:15 pm MT
Place: Moby Arena Intramural Gym (East of Moby Arena down the long hallway by the swimming pools).
Ph.D. students and their advisors will assemble on the west side of the Intramural Gym, and master’s students will assemble on the east side of the Intramural Gym to receive final instructions for the processional and ceremony.
Grad Images, a professional photography service, will be taking photographs at the ceremony. Order information will be emailed or mailed to graduates soon after the ceremony. Grad Images can be reached at http://www.gradimages.com or 1-800-424-3686.
Graduates receive a diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). Diploma covers can be ordered by calling 970-491-7159.
Annoncements from CB Grad Announcements and class rings from Josten’s are available. Announcement orders may be placed at www.cbgrad.com or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered. Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore any time. For custom class rings sales, please visit Josten’s website.